A.J. Green thinks the idea of Giants trading Odell Beckham Jr. is “stupid”

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There’s been plenty of smoke regarding the availability of Odell Beckham Jr. on the trade market this offseason that the possibility a deal coming together for the star New York Giants wide receiver can’t be completely ruled out.

However, one of Beckham’s peers believes that such a decision would be tremendously foolish.

That’s stupid. That’s stupid, man,” Cincinnati Begnals wide receiver A.J. Green said, via NFL.com. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime, or once-in-a-generation talent, man, and you’ve got to be ready. I think he’ll get paid. They not that crazy.”

During last week’s league meetings in Orlando, the Giants ultimately said that Beckham was not being shopped around while also saying that no player is untouchable. However, the team has stated a strong desire for Beckham to be with the team for the long-term, though a contract extension will be necessary for that to become reality.

While Beckham has shown to be a remarkably talented weapon for the Giants, finding common ground on a contract may prove problematic.

Beckham has stated a desire to be the highest-paid player in the league. Even if he’s just comfortable with being the highest-paid receiver, that would require a commitment from the Giants of at least $17 million a year, on average, to surpass Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Los Angeles Rams have reportedly expressed interest in trading for Beckham and the Giants have reportedly asked for two first-round picks in return for any trade involving him as well. Of course, any team acquiring Beckham would have to solve the contract problem at some point too.

17 responses to “A.J. Green thinks the idea of Giants trading Odell Beckham Jr. is “stupid”

  1. When is the madness going to stop? The country continues to go to crap & soon there will be no way for for the averrage fan to even go to a game. Higher taxes for the rich. Lower taxes for the work a day jerk making 50K a year. If this garbage continues, it’s asking for a revolution.

  2. Smart, high character A.J. Green is the best wide receiver in the NFL.

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    A.J. Green Statistics (first four NFL seasons):

    329 rec. – 4874 yards – 35 td – 14.8 yards per catch

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    Odell Beckham Statistics (first four NFL seasons):

    313 rec. – 4424 yards – 38 td – 14.1 yards per catch

  3. All these players with these huge ego’s is rubbing fans like me the wrong way. I’m no Tom Brady fan but he doesn’t cry about being the highest paid QB (or player) because he knows that will water down his chance for another ring. Players that cry about money like Bell, OBJ ect put money over winning and will never Hoist a trophy because if their greed. Trade Bell to Skins..Trade OBJ to the Browns. They’ll get their money..and never get a ring

  4. I think 2 1st round picks is worth trading him, especially if they have no plans to re-sign him. He’s a mega headcase and if drugs are involved it won’t turn out well regardless of his talent. Just ask Justin Blackmon and Josh Gordon.

  5. Finally some sense being spoken. This whole non-story has gotten out of hand, because it’s a sexbomb of a story for NFL writers. Just like editors push writers to do mock drafts because it drives traffic, the volume of OBJ stories out there are not written on the story’s merits, but because the story is 12 out of 10 on the clickbait traffic scale. The moment you start seeing Mock Drafts with “Projected OBJ Trade!!!” involved, you know this whole story has jumped the shark.

  6. beckham is a once in a generation talent? what does that make antonio brown, julio jones, and deandre hopkins who are all better than him?

  7. As a Giants fan who has watched for 40 years, I agree with AJ. NO WAY should they trade the guy who is far and away the best receiver that they have ever had. For the crapshoot of a couple of draft picks? No thanks.

  8. The Giants flat out suck with him out of the lineup. Add Mike Evans, AJ Green or Julio Jones and it’s close but not the same. Antonio Brown is the closest thing and the first 3 are not divas but Brown and Beckum are.

    Giants have a slim shot at a SB (2011) with Beckum, no shot without. Two picks, odds are one hits and will he be a generational player?

    Pay the guy and hit on the draft. Eli will be coming off the books and the Giants would have to get lucky with a rookie QB salary. If they keep Beckum, then it makes sense to go rookie QB (and hope for this year as he sits). If they trade Beckum it makes sense to go with a rookie QB, lose the year and use the picks to build.

    I thought they would go Barkley but the Beckum Salary and Eli salary are not going to mesh. The Giants can’t afford the long odds of hitting on a QB past the 12th pick. They won’t go 2-12 again for a while.

  9. Giants are in the tough spot their GM put them in –

    Trade her and you have absolutely nothing on offense.

    Keep her and you still can’t run the ball on or pass protect against anyone.

    And did they replace that sorry 1-formation OC yet?

  10. He’s not a once in a lifetime talent. He’s not even the best WR in the current generation.

    Headcase WRs are not worth trading for at any price. If the Giants get an offer, they should take it.

  11. backintheday99 says:

    April 3, 2018 at 9:36 am

    The Giants flat out suck with him out of the lineup. Add Mike Evans, AJ Green or Julio Jones and it’s close but not the same. Antonio Brown is the closest thing and the first 3 are not divas but Brown and Beckham are.
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    2014 6-10
    2015 6-10
    2016 11-5
    2017 injured most of year

  12. doctorrustbelt says:
    April 3, 2018 at 2:16 am
    Smart, high character A.J. Green is the best wide receiver in the NFL.

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    A.J. Green Statistics (first four NFL seasons):

    329 rec. – 4874 yards – 35 td – 14.8 yards per catch

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    Odell Beckham Statistics (first four NFL seasons):

    313 rec. – 4424 yards – 38 td – 14.1 yards per catch
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    Similar stats, yes, but Beckham played 13 less games than Green in that span.

  13. slaythegumptrump says:
    When is the madness going to stop? The country continues to go to crap & soon there will be no way for for the averrage fan to even go to a game. Higher taxes for the rich. Lower taxes for the work a day jerk making 50K a year. If this garbage continues, it’s asking for a revolution.
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    Man, if there’s a nationwide revolution coming over NFL player salaries, I’m probably gonna start looking at Canada as a new homeland. Owners are worth Billions. They raise ticket prices because fools pay them. Stop going, they’ll stop raising prices and they’ll still be worth Billions.

  14. Similar stats, yes, but Beckham played 13 less games than Green in that span.
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    So AJ Green is also more durable. Got it.

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