Report: Odell Beckham won’t get on field without extension

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Giants owner John Mara said this weekend he’s tired of answering questions about wide receiver Odell Beckham‘s behavior.

We may find out soon how he feels about answering questions about Beckham potentially holding out this year. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Beckham is not expected to “set foot on a field” without a contract extension. Beckham is heading into the fifth year of his rookie deal.

Beckham’s contract has been a point of discussion for much of the last two years and he missed some offseason work last year as the jockeying for a new deal began in earnest. Mara has expressed confidence at times that a deal will get done, but only said “we’ll just have to see what happens” when talking about how weary he is of talking about Beckham’s behavior.

Mara did reference the Jason Pierre-Paul trade and said “no one is untouchable” in his comments about Beckham, which suggests that sending Beckham to another team is a possibility. Rapoport reports Beckham’s desire for an extension would not go away with a trade, which would another element to any talks with other teams that might develop heading into the season.

Whether Mara likes it or not, it seems that Beckham will remain a focal point of conversations around the Giants one way or another.

87 responses to “Report: Odell Beckham won’t get on field without extension

  1. Best place to be is at the top of round 2, like Derek Carr. Can’t believe they gave into to the better players getting the short end of the stick (1st rounders).

    All contracts be 4 years, with 2 years guaranteed. Even the rookie deals. Baseball is stupid but the NFL is not fair. Both need a middle ground.

    The spending ‘floor’ should be way higher, so the money the rookies ‘took’ from the veterans can be spent on depth guys. Maybe more players would stay with original teams.

  2. The Giants need to stop playing around with this clown. A video showing him using drugs was recently released. If Zeke and Brady can get suspended based on hearsay, Then Beckham should be suspended for conduct detrimental.

  3. Who cares, the Giants have control of him for years, either he plays or he doesn’t get paid…

    I’m a Giants fan and am tired of this clown.

  4. Diva cancer. Landry too. Their Ego’s are far more developed than their common sense. Glad neither is on my team.

  5. If he didn’t act like an immature kid then all would be different. Yes, he’s a kid to most of us.

    Hard to believe my father was a WW2 veteran and he and his highly decorated brothers were a few years younger and older than him. That many young police officers are in his age range.

    We trust ‘kids’ with our lives and sometimes you see how that works out. OBJ would have been booted from the military or a police job. Or any job.

    Amazing his mother and father can’t get through to him. Life is fleeting. His window to maximize his contract is limited. The less talented Landry (contract) is going to add fuel to this fire and it isn’t going out.

    Wasted talent. He drops more passes because he practices the one handed thing too much. We all can catch with one hand. Landry does it just as well. Doesn’t mean one should focus on it. Wish he hadn’t made that catch as I’ve seen him repeatedly try it again and fail.

    He’s great but reality is greater.

  6. OBJ is a great player.
    If a great player wants a long term contract they should not act like a moron.
    Thats the recipe to success – play great but don’t act like a moron.

    He is within his rights holding out. But his off the field (and on field) antics wave red flags. If he had is head on right and didn’t release these types of videos and do and say other stupid things he’s have gotten paid already.

  7. This kid is a cancer. I’m not a Giants fan at all but I hope they don’t cave into this immature chump. The dude just doesn’t get it. More than likely his self destructive lifestyle will land him into jail like Aldon Jones… Could you imagine if he had the character of Larry Fitzgerald with his talent level? What a waste…

  8. Guy is lucky he is not fired from his job after the video came out and to think you should still be demanding more money is a joke. I would be fine letting half the league go of ungrateful millionaires and watch less talented players in place of.

  9. The man is easily a top 5 WR. You can say what you want about his off the field issues. On the field he is an elite talent.

    I’m not excusing him for his off field and even his on field antics but he’s also still young. How many of us would do stupid stuff at a young age if we made millions? Again not an excuse but I think we should all look in the mirror instead of judging people who are under a constant microscope. We arent perfect ourselves and Im not going to pretend like Im somehow better than someone I cant even relate to.

    He’s also currently making more money off the field than on it. So all the arguments about him needing to focus on just football are a little misguided. He’s built a brand for himself off the field and it’s what’s making him most of his money.

    With that said hopefully he matures. As a die hard Cowboy fan I would take him over Dez any day of the week. He can at least run routes and get open. As long as it’s not a playoff game I can count on him to catch it too.

  10. If the Giants are rebuilding (which is inevitable after the Reese years) OBJ is a luxury they cannot afford; they need players. Trade him to Cleveland for picks and move on. Take a QB at number 2. Mara made this mess by saying OBJ is transcendent and deserves to be one of the highest paid players in the game. Mara is among the worst owners in football, playing off his family’s reputation. Gettleman was hired to clean up Mara’s mess. Let him!

  11. This guy is off the chart when it comes to athletic talent. The problem is – he is also off the chart in emotional maturity – in the other direction.

    We are all just ‘extras’ in the movie of his life.

  12. Given the two statements in the past 24 hours I would love to sit in on the next conversation between him and Mara. They definitely do not see his situation the same way.

  13. PS:

    I doubt most of you watch Giant’s games. I’ve missed a handful in the past 40 years. I’ve only seen one player make such a difference. The answer should be obvious.

    But at what cost? When the players start thinking one player is ‘above’ the team, the boat springs can spring a leak. Not necessarily, depends on the leadership of the player, on the field. LT had it. OBJ does not.

    LT WAS above the team (off the field) but those were different days. He could have been arrested every other day in mid Manhattan. Those were different days.

  14. As an Eagles fan, I can’t stand the Giants. But I actually have a little sympathy for the fans having to deal with this dude. What a mental case, POS diva.

  15. Garbage receiver. He has one career reception. Spends his whole offseason partying. Wouldn’t even be a #3 on the Eagles

  16. If you need to see in to the future of how this plays out… just review the curious case of Jarvis Landry. The Dolphins decided the headache was too much but he was a star. Then when the money got too much $15M; they had no choice but to Tag him in order to get something/anything in Trade value. The moral of the story is neither the Dolphins nor Giants were playoff bound based on the performance of a single player.

  17. Gone. Or better yet, make an example of him. Make him sit on the bench for every game. Take him to all the away games too and have him sit on the bench. Assign to security guards to him to make sure he sits on the bench. No phone, no tablet. Make him sit and watch the entire year. Then cut him.

  18. Everyone calling him a clown or selfish, ask yourself this: What kind of contract would he get if he were an unrestricted free agent right now? (Remember Sammy Watkins got 16 mil a year)

    NFL contract structure is a joke. First rounders are on 5 year deals. Then a year or two of the franchise tag, THEN free agency in their late 20s if they’re lucky. Guys like Beckham, Leveon Bell, and Aaron Donald get totally screwed. They just want to make what they’re worth while they still can and fans tear them apart for it.

  19. Don’t feel sorry for him having to play for “only” $8.459Mil this year. DO feel sorry for very good players locked-into a 5th year with the team able to tag them for another 2 years after that (at significant pay raise). Teams shouldn’t be able to control a player for that long. Agree with above poster on 4 year max. rookie deal, and tag should only be allowed once by a team on a player. IF they want him sign him to long-term deal or let him go sign that massive contract elsewhere.

  20. I tend to agree with the general sentiment today – let the guy sit out. Had he been on the field last year, the Giants still would not have been playoff bound – too many holes and too many injuries. But no player – and I repeat NO player – is worth this kind of diva mentality. If you’re not there for the good of the team you are simply not good for the team – and as a result not worth the investment by my team.

  21. As a Giants fan, I pray he sits and the Giants play better, I’m REALLY getting tired of his act and his drama.

  22. Well, the Giants did pay JPP 20 some million for 1 season, and then traded him. You know that’s his line of thinking. He probably thinks he’s worth 50 million a year. As an Eagles fan, I never thought I’d put the Giants ownership in the same light as the Jones and Snyder’s of the division.

  23. The problem with his stance? The Giants are ALREADY use to NOT having him on the field! So be careful ODB. You may find yourself in Cleveland in exchange for some draft picks. Your agent should tell you that you are NOT playing from a position of strength.

  24. Remember — Beckham disappeared in the playoffs a couple of years ago against the Packers, when the Packers got some revenge against the Giants by whipping them 38 to 13. He did nothing in that game. He was Manning’s target 11 times in that game, but caught only 4 passes for 28 yards.
    The mouth that roars had his chance to show he “great” he is, but put on an embarrassing performance.

  25. ODBJ…..is an immature child who’s has been put on a pedestal his whole life and told how wonderful he is. He needs to grow up and be a man. Buddy Ryan had a WR like him. Going down a dangerous road and coach Ryan saved his life and cut him. The WR he cut turned out to be a pretty darn good one too……

  26. nhpats says:
    March 26, 2018 at 7:54 am
    So he has a year left on the contract to which he agreed and he is going to refuse to play…..let him sit out
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    Yes, Beckham “agreed” to a slotted contract at a pre-set value he had no control over, no ability to negotiate or improve in any way, and without which he would not be permitted to make a living doing something he is better at than almost anyone else in the world.

    Yeah, screw that guy.

  27. OBJ is a great player.
    If a great player wants a long term contract they shouldn’t act like an idiot.
    Thats the recipe to success – play great but don’t act like an idiot.

    He is within his rights holding out. But his off the field (and on field) antics wave red flags. If he had his head on straight and didn’t release these types of videos and do and say other stupid things he’s have gotten paid already.

  28. @eatitfanboy

    Yes, Beckham “agreed” to a slotted contract at a pre-set value he had no control over, no ability to negotiate or improve in any way, and without which he would not be permitted to make a living doing something he is better at than almost anyone else in the world.

    Yeah, screw that guy.

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    So Beckham should be treated differently than the rest of that draft class? Maybe they should redo the CBA and have a beckham clause.

    He’s an immature fool and will blow his career unless he grows up quickly.

  29. Eagles fan here- extremely talented football player that I would NEVER want on my team. Me first divas never win super bowls. Not sure what his trade market would be. The entire league sees what he is.

  30. “Yes, Beckham “agreed” to a slotted contract at a pre-set value he had no control over, no ability to negotiate or improve in any way, and without which he would not be permitted to make a living doing something he is better at than almost anyone else in the world.”

    He’s going to make $8,500,000 this year coming off an injury. It’s not exactly minimum wage.

  31. And the Giants won’t give him an extension until he STOPS making headlines for all the WRONG reasons. And last year he also had a number of drops at crucial times.

  32. A guy that was already full of himself listened for 2 or 3 years as the owner of his team praised him and agreed that he should get paid essentially whatever he wants. Certainly he’s underpaid now, but if he’s telling the truth that he wants the richest contract for anyone ever, I’d dump him now. I would not want this guy on my team, but I’ve been through this with Chad and TJ and TO ruining a good Bengals team. If the Giants want to change the culture of their team, trade OBJ to the Jets for a few good draft picks. He’ll put someone in salary cap hell soon anyway.

  33. Cut him and let some other team deal with him. WRs aren’t important enough to give him the kind of money he will ask for. Particularly when the WR is a diva and really is not tough enough for the NFL.

  34. You dudes are funny as hell ! HE will be put in the drug program ok that’s done. Other than that the dude has not gotten into trouble. Stop thinking you own players cause they play for a team! Wow! Stop comparing his job to real jobs this is entertainment. Only fools think it’s more than that. Treat him like a Hollywood star. You don’t care how your favorite actor acts away from filming as long as the movie is good. SO PLEASE STOP ACTING LIKE YOU OWN THESE ATHLETES because you buy a jersey ,pay for parking , or buy a beer. Also stop acting like you care more about the organization, who charges you stupid money for ,parking , those beers, and those jerseys. Stop waving the flag for the big guys all the time remember your the little guy too.

  35. Neither like or dislike the Giants, but I can’t stand Beckhan. I hope he sits out. That whole thing with the kicking net a few years ago was so stupid.

  36. Diva cancer. Landry too. Their Ego’s are far more developed than their common sense. Glad neither is on my team…must be something in the swamp water of Louisiana…

  37. Well, if the Giants don’t extend him, it shouldn’t be too hard to sit out for him. After a 2-4 game suspension for violating the leagues policy on substance of abuse. (can’t remember if its 2 or 4 games) . he will only have to sit out 12-14 more games. Then, he will get no credit for a year on his contract and have to do this all over again next year. This will be fun to watch.

  38. Pay him and the Real Headaches will follow…Don’t pay him and Lose one of the Best Wr’s in the game..Giants are in a No Win situation with this ..Unless u trade him and get a 1st rd pick..a star on Defense then ppl in Ny will forget about him..the Headcase he is !!!

  39. chickensalad43 says:
    March 26, 2018 at 8:37 am
    Everyone calling him a clown or selfish, ask yourself this: What kind of contract would he get if he were an unrestricted free agent right now? (Remember Sammy Watkins got 16 mil a year)
    NFL contract structure is a joke. First rounders are on 5 year deals. Then a year or two of the franchise tag, THEN free agency in their late 20s if they’re lucky. Guys like Beckham, Leveon Bell, and Aaron Donald get totally screwed. They just want to make what they’re worth while they still can and fans tear them apart for it.
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    The examples you used are all head cases !! You ever think if they acted like mature responsible men they would not be in the position they are in ?? No one is arguing about talent getting paid, but all the extra baggage they bring onto themselves is their own fault !!

  40. Imagine being a player that has that much insane talent, yet teams don’t want you because you are a jerk. all you have to do is…..not be a jerk. amazing.

  41. we at #BrownsNastion Await the trade too cleveland since we have more then enough cap also since the GIANTS are in need of capable Linebackers we can trade Collins and 1 of our 2nd round picks too sweeten the deal

  42. The union gave up all leverage with the last CBA, if he sits out he doesn’t get paid or get credit for the yr and will be in the same spot he is now next yr….

  43. This is what happens when you give certain moronic athletes a lot of money and attention, they gain an overly inflated ego and need more and more. Sport would be a lot better if you had more athletes conduct themselves like Larry Fitzgerald or Tom Brady.

  44. Giants #2 overall pick and OBJ for Cleveland’s #1, #4, #33, #35.
    Get on the horn Mr. Gettleman.

  45. Players like him want the huge payday and long term contracts. The problem is, they want to be the highest paid or near the highest paid. In the current market, the cap has gone up every year and the contracts are higher and higher. If their ego can’t stand not being the highest paid every year, then they should be signing 2-3 year contracts and renegotiate higher contracts rather than sign 5-6 year ones and then start whining about being “underpaid”.

  46. Let the punk sit. There’s plenty of talent out there. Whether he agrees or not, he IS replaceable.

  47. The guy certainly is a headcase, but it wouldn’t hurt to get him out of the media fishbowl that is NY.

  48. You dudes are funny as hell ! HE will be put in the drug program ok that’s done. Other than that the dude has not gotten into trouble. Stop thinking you own players cause they play for a team! Wow! Stop comparing his job to real jobs this is entertainment. Only fools think it’s more than that. Treat him like a Hollywood star. You don’t care how your favorite actor acts away from filming as long as the movie is good. SO PLEASE STOP ACTING LIKE YOU OWN THESE ATHLETES because you buy a jersey ,pay for parking , or buy a beer. Also stop acting like you care more about the organization, who charges you stupid money for ,parking , those beers, and those jerseys. Stop waving the flag for the big guys all the time remember your the little guy too.

    ______________________________________________________________

    Settle down, fella.

    LOL

  49. Best example of how a star talent can shoot himself in the foot…..and lose out on a nice lucrative contract. It’s not easy to accomplish but a great example.

  50. chickensalad43 says:
    March 26, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Everyone calling him a clown or selfish, ask yourself this: What kind of contract would he get if he were an unrestricted free agent right now? (Remember Sammy Watkins got 16 mil a year)

    NFL contract structure is a joke. First rounders are on 5 year deals. Then a year or two of the franchise tag, THEN free agency in their late 20s if they’re lucky. Guys like Beckham, Leveon Bell, and Aaron Donald get totally screwed. They just want to make what they’re worth while they still can and fans tear them apart for it.

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    It’s not about the contract. There is a way to do business and handle yourself as a professional, and he has not figured it out.

  51. Trade before the draft and make this a transition year. You can replace him with someone of somewhat lesser talent, but an affordable price and you can use no. 2 and the other picks to stabilize needed positions.

  52. First round picks get paid a lot more so they are in better shape financially than most rookies, and the franchise tag is not cheap. Some teams do not use franchise tags on players like Sammy Watkins so they can be free to make their own deals. Even after two years of franchise tags, Kirk Cousins still get more money than any other player in the NFL on a per season basis.

  53. I cant wait to crack a beer to the post of ‘Odell Beckham declares bankruptcy’

    Enjoy that Shurmur! You obviously had one foot out the door before the NFC Championship game and get to deal with this headache now!

  54. so why are the Giants picking #2 in the draft? How did Eli do without Beckham last year? Funny how that works

  55. Everybody has to sit back and realize this guys age, plus the fact that he came from little money to about as much as a guy can spend!
    I am sure he will settle down. He is just playing the game of wanting to be shown he is special. He certainly has the talent.
    Extend him with a front loaded deal to show trust and he will come around, if not you will multiple high picks from any team.

  56. Long long time Giants fan, and while Odell is a transcendent talent he’s also a huge headache. I’m not sure that he will mature as a man and honestly, I’m getting tired of all the bull surrounding him. If we could get Cleveland’s number 4 for him I would make that trade in a heartbeat taking Saquon and Chubb. With Sterling and Evan and Saquon you wouldn’t see much of a drop-off in talent. And you make the team stronger. Anyone remember Elvis Patterson and him asking Parcells why do you call me toast? Send that message.

  57. No offense to Eli but OBJ would be better off with a “young gun” team like Philly/Wentz, Raiders/Carr or Rams/Goff, where he would get the number of receptions/TDs per season, over the next 10 years, necessary to potentially earn a bus ticket to Canton, assuming (a) OBJ stays healthy, (b) OBJ gets mentored by The Three Kings: Rice-Moss-OchoUno (T.O.), and (c) OBJ works throughout the calendar year with a psych counselor to help cure himself of his incessant need for self-infused Drama, i.e., stop behaving like a 14 year-old and more like a soon-to-be 26 year-old!

  58. Ya you never hear anyone say, I love my team and want to spend the rest of my career with this great organization. More like, there not paying me what I’m worth Im being disrespected.

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