New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. can now reportedly be had for the “right price” according to a trusted NFL insider.
Not so fast. Perhaps Odell Beckham Jr. can be had after all.
According to NFL insider Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the New York Giants stud wideout can be had at the “right price.”
“CLEVELAND, OAKLAND and SAN FRANCISCO are the teams I’ve heard most connected to Odell Beckham Jr.”@JasonLaCanfora gives @AdamSchein his perspective on the OBJ rumors making the rounds on social media today. #T2S pic.twitter.com/G2cBGP2SGy
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) March 6, 2019
“I did hear at the combine, pretty strongly, that for the right price Odell Beckham can be had,” Jason LaConfora said. “The Giants are willing to continue to listen to teams. It would take a very high price, but we’ve seen a lot of receivers traded in the past for two ones, guys like Keyshawn Johnson, who had never come close to what Odell Beckham has done and he’s obviously still in his prime.”
The OBJ hysteria began when Jay Glazer made his offseason presence known. The longtime NFL personality made the statement that he believes Beckham Jr. won’t be a Jint by the time the 2019 NFL season commences.
A little later on, he doubled-down on those sentiments.
“Pump the brakes on Cleveland for OBJ right now, but there’s a lot of time between now and the draft,” La Canfora said. “Cleveland, Oakland, San Francisco are the teams I’ve heard most connected to Odell Beckham.”
Beckham Jr., 26, is a three-time Pro Bowler whose credentials speak volumes. Over 12 games in 2018, he amassed 1,052 yards and six scores on 77 receptions. His on-the-field production can only be matched by few individuals across football.
Off the field and as an intangible character, however, the conversation drastically shifts.
Many wonder what his true value represents within the team structure. Of course, his history in between the lines and off the field (at times) has drawn raised eyebrows.
He’s entering the second year of his massive five-year, $90 million ($65 guaranteed) deal signed last summer. His massive $21-million cap hit this coming season equates to just $5 million in cap savings if traded pre-June 1. New York would save $17 million if the wideout is traded after June 1.
Honestly, it’s amazing the Giants would save any dough if trading him after the first season.
Many fans shudder to think about OBJ’s possible trade, but now, after the Landon Collins news, things are starting to feel less unsure.
Perhaps Odell Beckham Jr. won’t find himself as a New York Giants employee come minicamp 2019.