Von Miller still thinks Odell Beckham Jr. should be highest-paid

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The Giants aren’t going to get anything else out of Odell Beckham Jr. the rest of this season.

But one of his peers believes they should put plenty into him before next year.

Via Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller said he believes the Giants wide receiver still deserves to be the league’s highest-paid player when he comes back.

“Odell should be the highest-paid player ever in the National Football League,” Miller said. “He should be the highest-paid player ever, regardless of position. That’s just the type of player he is. It doesn’t matter if it’s quarterback, offensive line, receiver. It doesn’t matter. The type of impact that he has on the globe, the type of viewers that he brings — just him as a player. That makes up for him not playing quarterback. So, he’s a once-in-a-lifetime player. Definitely deserving.

“There’s no reason that he won’t come back and be the same type of player. That’s just one of the guys that you invest in. When you get a guy like that, that’s the guy that you invest in, that you want to keep around for his whole career.”

Beckham said this summer he wants to be the highest-paid player in the league, which could make the pending negotiations difficult for the Giants. The Giants seem to understand they’re going to have to cough up plenty of bucks, though owner John Mara knows that the positional bias will likely keep Beckham from taking the top spot on any salary list.

Miller has spoken to Beckham since he had surgery Monday to repair a broken ankle, and Miller knows first-hand about coming back from injury.

A torn ACL in 2013 didn’t prevent him from getting 14.5 sacks in 2014 and winning a Super Bowl MVP after the 2015 season.

“I talked to him, and it’s just a tough situation,” Miller said. “Every elite player in the National Football League has to overcome some type of injury once or twice in their career. The type of person that Odell is — I know him personally, so I know that he’s going to come back even stronger and better.”

Miller got his payday after his injury. And he clearly thinks Beckham deserves a special one after his.

44 responses to “Von Miller still thinks Odell Beckham Jr. should be highest-paid

  1. The type of impact has has on the “globe”? Nobody gives two hoots about NFL football outside the United States. Oh, maybe Londoners, who were treated to those two scintillating “games’ this year.

  2. ok, maybe in puff daddy’s league. hes damn good but a team cannot justify having a $27m receiver on the team who disappears in the playoffs and cares more about boat trips than studying

  3. “Perceptive Maturity” should be a determining factor in the signing of an NFL players 2nd contract. As a team, signing Julio Jones to the top money at that position from an investment standpoint would make financial sense from the maturity + talent equation. Signing Odell to that kind of money would make him even more of an immature head case. In this case Von Millers glasses only give the appearance of intelligence.

  4. No. Just No. There is no way a WR is more deserving than a top QB in salary, it’s wrong to even think it. While Odell trains hard and has to know all of HIS routes on each play, the QB needs to know all his routes as well as the other ‘x’ amount of WRsTEs on the field, read a defense, shift protections, etc. plus they touch the ball every play.

    Just No Odell. Highest paid WR? Sure, no argument there

  5. It’s divas like manchild OBJ that are ruining the game. Hope he takes some down time to grow up now that Karma smacked him in the face……or ankle.

  6. so Von Miller thinks Odell should be pulling in $26 mill+???

    Yeah. Ill go back to my stance that players should start trying to buy their own team, because no way is Odell worth anywhere near that. That’s 2 receivers worth of money…

  7. He doesn’t bring much to the league as far as excitement and viewership when he’s invisible in the playoffs and assaulting kicking nets on the side lines.

    Giants being 0-5 doesn’t help either.

    You trying to tell me people tune in to see OBJ cry on the sidelines that don’t tune in to see Aaron Rodgers win a game with 1:13 left on the clock? To see a TB Superbowl?

    Outside of NY – no one cared about this guy other than the 2 second highlight blurbs about his latest screwup and yeah – they’ve not won a game since his boat trip.

    I wouldn’t even pay him more than Julio much less more than a top 5 QB.

  8. I don’t get it. OBJ is a great athlete who can do some amazing things, but he hasn’t done anything. He’s hurt a lot and drops passes. Not to mention he’s difficult. He isn’t a premium WR. He usually plays the slot. He’s more of just an offensive weapon.

    The guy is a very dangerous player, but he has to do more in order for him to earn a high contract. Be a leader. Help the team win and hone in his skills.

    Right now Julio Jones, Antonio Brown and AJ Green are way ahead of him.

  9. He is just being competative. He wants to see other teams bury their cap space on one player so they are overall less tough as opponents.

  10. Who was the last diva WR to be a Super Bowl MVP? Or even win a Super Bowl? Just no. You don’t pay a diva WR top dollar. Ever. Especially when the team’s not winning any championships with him.

  11. OMG, another NFL player exposing how out of touch they are with the fans. Ratings are down considerably,thousands of fans are likely to not renew their season tickets and this guy is calling for his broken-boned opponent to get a ton of money? What?

    An NFL game costs me (this year) about $250-300 to attend with my friend on my season tickets. For the 9 Jaguars home games, that’s what…$2500 or so? I think I will buy a boat next year and let someone else pay Von and Odell for their global impact.

  12. OBJ is just like Percy Harvin to me. He impacts fans with dazzling plays, but he causes trouble for his team, can’t stay on the field and doesn’t really help in the win column.

  13. Mara is another one of those fake crusaders like Rooney….so pay someone else’s DE top dollar in free agency, but not take care of one of your own?

  14. So nobody saw any of the videos of OBJ being celebrated in different countries when the NFL sent him overseas? So obviously, once again a lot of people on this post talking and have no clue what they’re saying. He’s the most marketable player in the game, his numbers are better than Jerry Rice’s and Randy Moss’ at this stage of the career, and he’s done all that while being double-teamed, game planned for and with shotty quarterback play. I do understand a lot of you would like to see him fail because if it’s not JJ Watt or Tom Brady or insert generic white guy, you guys have a problem with the player. Many of these opinions stem from lack of knowledge of the game and blatant ignorance.

  15. So let’s imagine that some team makes OBJ the highest paid player in the game. What happens when his QB doesn’t throw to him?

    How valuable is he then?

  16. Very easy solution.

    1 – no player is worth more than a top QB. What would help the Browns or Jets more, OBJ or Aaron Rodgers?

    2 – Pick up his 5th year option, but pretend to negotiate so he doesn’t sit out.

    3 – Franchise him on his 6th year. He will not sit out and lose that much money.

    4 – Franchise him on his 7th year. He will not sit out and lose that much money.

    He’ll then be 28. See if you can negotiate with him. Is he still as good? Getting injured?

  17. Let’s just say General Manager title will never be in Vonn Miller’s future!
    Math is hard Vonn, stick to wrecking QB’s and dancing! Let the nose-breathers do the thinking!

  18. Then Von Miller is an idiot. Nothing about OBJ says he should even be the highest paid receiver much less player overall. He has a volatile attitude, costs his team unnecessary penalty yardage, is a distraction, has no control of his emotions and now you can add injury prone to the list. Opposing DBs often bait him into dumb stuff on the field. There is no question that he is talented but that is not the guy that should be the highest paid or even the face of the league or team.

  19. Lol how ridiculous. If the Giants were to give that immature child in a man’s body that much money it would be a total disaster. The more you cater to children who throw temper tantrums they more tantrums they will throw.

  20. He’s nothing without a QB to throw him the ball.

    The QB’s nothing without an o-line to give him time to throw the ball.

    It’s a team sport. Figure it out.

  21. I think you guys are missing something. Von and Odell are real good friends. If one of your friends was trying to chase huge money would you tell everyone he’s not worth it? No, a true friend should prob say he is worth a lot more. What type of friend would you be if you said no he’s not worth $26 he is only worth $16 million? So of course he is going to say this regardless if he thinks he is or isn’t.

  22. tylawspick6 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 9:41 am
    LOL!

    One overrated PED-case looking to help sabotage another franchise that’s overrated

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    An overrated franchise that continues to beat the Patriots. Whats the Patriots record against the Broncos? What’s Brady record against the Broncos again? What team gave Brady his first playoff loss? What team gave Brady his last playoff loss? Yes, the patriots may own every other team in the league but the broncos own the Patriots.

  23. So….Why is a linebacker in the AFC, singing the praises of a receiver in tn NFC….besides the obvious reasons?… Why would he care?

  24. murph2432 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 10:31 am
    I think you guys are missing something. Von and Odell are real good friends. If one of your friends was trying to chase huge money would you tell everyone he’s not worth it? No, a true friend should prob say he is worth a lot more. What type of friend would you be if you said no he’s not worth $26 he is only worth $16 million? So of course he is going to say this regardless if he thinks he is or isn’t.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Why do people feel it is OK to lie in order to financially benefit a friend (or donor, for politicians)?

  25. call me biased…but i dont understand the love affair with this guy. i know he’s a playmaker, but what’s the team’s record when he’s on the field? What does he provide that would justify such a heavy investment?

  26. FinFan68 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm
    murph2432 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 10:31 am
    I think you guys are missing something. Von and Odell are real good friends. If one of your friends was trying to chase huge money would you tell everyone he’s not worth it? No, a true friend should prob say he is worth a lot more. What type of friend would you be if you said no he’s not worth $26 he is only worth $16 million? So of course he is going to say this regardless if he thinks he is or isn’t.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Why do people feel it is OK to lie in order to financially benefit a friend (or donor, for politicians)?
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    Why wouldn’t you want your friend to make as much money as possible? It’s like your parents have a chance to get $70,000 a year or $40,000. But you tell they employer they should only make $40,000. Why would you want them to make less?

  27. No top team will sign this guy- psycho play trying to kill Josh Norman; yacht club cluelessness; not playing well in playoffs; total prima dona act when he hurt his ankle-twice!. This guy is bad news. A guy like Julian Edelman is a more valuable player, all things considered.

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