Superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. may be an other-worldly talent, but his act has gotten old—fast—with New York Giants owner John Mara.
New York Giants owner John Mara is tired of talking about star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and refused to guarantee the scintillating superstar a spot on the 2018 roster.
“I can’t answer that one way or another,” Mara said at the annual NFL owners meetings in Orlando, per SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano. “We’re certainly not shopping him if that’s what you’re asking. But again, when you’re coming off a season where you’re 3-13 and played as poorly as we played, I wouldn’t say that anybody is untouchable.”
Mara would go on and briefly talk about the video of Odell that recently went viral.
“As I’ve said before I’m tired of answering questions about Odell’s behavior and what the latest incident is. I think he knows what we expect of him, and now it’s up to him.”
In the past, he’s said that he wants OBJ to be a Giant for life. But now there’s a cloud of uncertainty on his short-and-long-term future with the team.
This latest situation is just another that OBJ shouldn’t be putting himself in, especially when he’s entering the final year of his contract and has aspirations of being the highest paid player in the league.
With Mara growing tired of his antics and new general manager Dave Gettleman having a reputation of being a no-nonsense type of guy, there’s a chance that the unthinkable happens and the Giants part ways with their best player.
Beckham is set to make $8.5 million this season, and with the draft a month away, the Giants may try to trade if a team gives them a sweet enough deal, or if OBJ finds himself in another compromised position.
Including the wild-card loss to the Green Bay Packers in January of 2017, the New York Giants record with Beckham on the field is 21-27.