New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is reportedly seeking a long-term deal equaling $18 million per season.
The word on what Odell Beckham Jr. wants is now out and the price is a hefty one.
Beckham is currently playing out his rookie deal, a fifth-year option for 2018 that’s worth $8.5 million. It’s all so precarious not only due to the negative headlines produced this offseason (that’s created much buzz around a potential trade), but due to the NFL Network Ian Rapoport report that claims OBJ won’t step foot onto a field without a new contract.
From @gmfb: My understanding is that #Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr will not set foot on a field without a new contract extension agreed to — with the #Giants or any team. … This comes a day after owner John Mara said no one is “untouchable” in trade talks.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2018
Nothing from the Giants camp has indicated that they will or are willing to trade the star-studded weapon. Owner John Mara went as far as to say it publicly.
At the same time, general manager Dave Gettleman continues to play games with the media, neither confirming nor denying reports. Also worth mentioning are the several reports of other teams checking in on the Beckham Jr. situation and the Giants “listening to offers” and demanding a starting point of “two first-round selections.”
Beckham, 25, has been nothing but a demon for New York on the field. His first three seasons have produced record-breaking statistics. Through 47 games in the NFL, Odell Beckham Jr. has compiled 4,424 yards and 48 touchdowns through the air.