Odell Beckham Jr. is expecting that he’ll be playing for the New York Giants when the 2018 season starts.
Beckham suffered a fractured left ankle in Week 5 and was out for the rest of the season.He finished the season with 25 receptions for 302 yards and three touchdowns. He is currently in Los Angeles working out with trainer Jamal Liggin. The receiver also worked out with Johnny Manziel again and is looking healthy. Recently he told reporters that he expects to be ready for next season and that his focus is on week one, not OTAs or the offseason program, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
In addition to being ready for the 2018 season, Beckham’s other goal is to get a contract extension done as soon as possible. He is entering the final year of his contract and is scheduled to make $8.4 million on his fifth-year option.
“Hopefully to get it done,” Beckham told Dan Duggan of NJ.com. “It’s that time just to get it over with. I really want to do it so I can move past it. It’s too much sitting around thinking, ‘Where am I going to be at?’ I need to know where I can start buying furniture for a house. I want to have a place set where I know, ‘OK, this is home. I can always go back to home.’ So it’s just a little intermediate process right now. I’m sure it will get worked out.”
Beckham has tallied at least 90 receptions, 1,200 receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns in his first three seasons. The Giants were 3-13 this past season and really need him. Unless something goes terribly wrong, he will be able to play next season and try to help the Giants turn things around after a disastrous 2017 season.