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New York Giants co-owner John Mara puts contract extension talks for star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on his agents.

When it comes to questions regarding the New York Giants going into 2018, there’s one major situation that comes to mind. What will the Giants do regarding Odell Beckham Jr.’s contract extension? Beckham is going into the fifth year of his rookie deal and will make around $8 million in 2018. However, Beckham wants to be the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. This would give the star receiver a payout of nearly $18 million per year.

With unsettling actions off the field, it’s made the front office for Big Blue reluctant to give OBJ an extension. However, most recently, Beckham has improved his overall attitude and mindset, and co-owner John Mara recognizes that. Last week when asked during a press conference about the contract extension, Mara mentioned it would get done “sooner rather than later.”

Now, Mara is putting the situation on Beckham’s agents. As reported by SNY, Mara spoke about on the WFAN Morning Show with Boomer and Gio on Wednesday. As for the extension getting done before training camp concludes, Mara mentioned that it “depends on how reasonable they want to be.”

“We obviously want him to be a Giant for a long time,” Mara spoke on Beckham. “Obviously we know what it’s going to take. We think we know what it’s going to take to sign him. We’ll see if they agree.”

An extension is something that most fans would love to see. Despite coming off an ankle injury that sidelined him for the majority of last season, Beckham is back and healthy. His attitude is definitely an improvement compared to past years, as it seems he wants to be in New York for years to come. If Mara and the Giants can come to an agreement with Beckham, that would be a huge weight lifted off of many fans’ shoulders.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.