New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. believes a contract extension to keep him in New York will eventually get done.
The former first-round pick out of LSU has kept fans on their toes on and off the field ever since he entered the league. With multiple bad headlines in the past, the Giants have always been reluctant to sign Beckham to an extension. However, with an attitude change from OBJ comes a change in opinion from the Giants front office regarding the contract situation.
On Thursday, per Dan Duggan of The Athletic and reported by Timothy Rapp of Bleacher Report, OBJ is confident of an extension. “I definitely think it’s going to work itself out,” he mentioned to Duggan. “When is it going to happen? You don’t know … It’s a matter of time, just like everything in life.”
Beckham is slated to make $8.4 million in 2018, as it is his final year of his original rookie contract. However, the Giants are planning to make OBJ the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. The star wide receiver is leaving his agent and the Giants to work out the numbers, as Beckham is focusing on coming back from an ankle injury.
This specific injury sidelined him for the majority of the 2017 season. Ever since, Beckham’s future as a Giant was arguably questionable, due to doubts of him being durable as well as his attitude off the field. However, Beckham seems to be focusing on football and getting back to the star receiver he was in his first three seasons.
Regardless of the contract situation, Beckham and the Giants will be looking to have a huge year, and bounce back from the disappointment that was last season.