Monday is the first day of Organized Training Assignments for the New York Giants, and although Odell Beckham Jr. is present, contract negotiations for the receiver are still on hold.
A long-term deal is still not in place, and New York Giants fans are still holding their breath. Now almost at the end of May, Odell Beckham Jr. will go into OTA’s still under his original rookie deal. And it doesn’t seem like that’ll change for the time being.
Beckham, of course, is looking to be one of the highest paid receivers in the entire league, after only making $1.8 million this previous year. However, Co-owner John Mara hasn’t been as ecstatic about that same idea. “The contract will get done when its supposed to get done,” Mara mentioned to the media earlier this month.
It’s been a weird offseason for the star receiver. With a video surfacing in early March of Beckham near a white-powdered surface, along with trade talks surfacing as well. It hasn’t been all fun and games, to say the least. However, Beckham seems to be changing his attitude and is showing dedication for a new contract from Big Blue.
Coming off an ankle injury that sidelined him for most of 2017, the former LSU Tiger has reported to OTA’s and voluntary mini-camp late last month. Although being highly limited in practice, it’s good to see Beckham attending spring activities that he skipped last year. It seems he knows what needs to be done and is doing what he can to receive that new contract.
That contract, although not currently there, is sure to come at some point.