ESPN insider Adam Schefter thinks that an Odell Beckham Jr. trade is still a very real possibility for the New York Giants.
Superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has given the New York Giants a fair share of headaches this season. There was a video released with him in a compromising situation, as well as reports that he will not play unless he is given a contract extension.
These headaches, combined with the fact that both he and Landon Collins are due to get contract extensions in the offseason, have led some to wonder if Dave Gettleman will choose to cut bait and trade the receiver rather than give him a contract extension.
While many, myself included, don’t believe that the Giants will move Beckham, ESPN’s Adam Schefter thinks there is a real chance. He went on the Ross Tucker Football Podcast (episode 819), where he stated his belief that trade talks are moving faster than fans believe.
Schefter thinks that trade talks are “very real, absolutely real.” Schefter went on to state his belief that a trade will get done, and that it will be done by the draft.
If the Giants do move Beckham, it would make sense to do it going into the draft. There are a lot of holes along the offensive line and in the secondary, and acquiring more picks would help fill those holes. Of course, on the other hand, Beckham is a franchise changing player that the Giants could build their offense around.
Beckham for his career has 313 receptions for 4,424 yards and 38 TDs. When healthy he’s been a great weapon, able to carry the Giants offense for games at a time. His ability on the field is why some, including ESNY’s Jason Leach, feel that even the reported asking price of two first-round picks is too little.
The Beckham trade saga has been the biggest story of the Giants offseason and is likely to continue until the draft. If Schefter is correct, the NFL landscape will change drastically at some point over the next month.