Report: Several teams called about Beckham, but Giants are unlikely to trade him

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Giants receiver Odell Beckham is available in a trade, but not for a price any team is likely to pay.

That’s the word from Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, who reports that several teams called the Giants about trading for Beckham, but their interest waned when they heard how much the Giants are going to demand for Beckham.

In the end, the report says, a trade is “highly unlikely.”

In other words, Beckham is, indeed, available to be traded. But the Giants are going to demand a hefty price — presumably quite a bit more than the price the Rams just paid to get Brandin Cooks from the Patriots — and other teams are probably not going to pay that kind of price for a player who is going to demand to become the highest-paid receiver in the NFL.

The Giants’ offseason program begins on Monday, and coach Pat Shurmur says he expects Beckham to participate. If Beckham shows up on Monday, that would be a strong indication that the player and the team are on the same page — or at least close enough to being on the same page for Beckham to remain in New York.

If Beckham does not show up, however, that might indicate that the sides are far enough apart that a trade could make sense. Even if, right now, the Giants don’t have any offers that come close to what they want for Beckham.

65 responses to “Report: Several teams called about Beckham, but Giants are unlikely to trade him

  1. He’s not showing up on Monday without a new contract, which won’t happen right now. So be prepared to hear trade speculation ramp up to the max on Monday, more than it already has.

  2. The Giants look like a 2-14 team with him OFF the field.

    They look like a 10 and 6 team with him ON the field. (I’ve watched every snap for decades).

    What price do you pay for that?

  3. Willing to bet that Gettleman is doing his utmost to rid the Giants of this distraction. The thing that OBJ should realize is that the guy that drafted him has been fired and Gettlemen could get rid of him in a blink of an eye. It would be best for him to show up and play out the rest of his contract but I doubt that happens.

  4. i wouldnt trade him with your team’s picks.

    giants would be insane to re-sign him.

    has always been overrated (he is still just a wr)..drama queen on top of that..no thank you.

  5. This is the story that will never end, or amount to anything. OBJ will whine, the team will balk at trade offers (which won’t be very enticing due to the myriad of issues surrounding OBJ including off-field stuff and contract) and PBJ shows up ready to play Week 1.

  6. Backintheday99 b with what your saying you pay a lot if OBJ swings a team by 8 wins or if he makes them a 10 win team because 10 wins normally get a you to the playoffs and as teams such as the giants have shown it’s all about getting in and being hot at the right time.

  7. The Giants are playing this brilliantly. You know they think he’s a punk and want no parts of him but are keeping his value maxed out for now.

  8. Any GM that gives him a long term contract for the kind of money this immature boy in a man’s body wants should be fired. He’ll be happy for about 2 months and then the immature behavior will start all over.

  9. Like him or not, OBJ is a game-changing wide receiver. With a revamped O-Line that should be much better and adding Saquon the Giant offense should be more than good enough. Who do you cover on that offense? OBJ, Evan Engram, Saquon or Shepard? They are also making changes on Defense and as someone else pointed out it’s getting into the playoffs that’s hard and once in anything is possible.

  10. Lets say he sits out 2018. In 2019 the Giants tag him.
    They can tag him in 2020 also.
    Then at age 28 (turns 29 in November) he’s free.
    Assuming he doesn’t tear his knee up in either season.

    Is he going to make back the 8.5MM he didn’t earn while sitting out?

    I think he’d already have a deal if he hadn’t aced like a moron these past few years.
    Guys like AJ Green and Julio Jones get paid, and their team is happy to do it.

  11. He isn’t going anywhere. And I will keep posting it on every story where you try to create something out of nothing.

    And the teams whose fans swear up and down he isn’t worth this or that know good and well they want him on their team.

    Foolishness all around.

  12. Pat, do the right thing and get a 2nd round pick and a player before he chokes you on the sidelines.

  13. The Giants have a chance to unload a huge headache. I’m not saying give him away, but your not getting a Hershel Walker type of deal.

  14. There could be a serious fight in the NFC East for last place between the New York Nightmara Family Crime Syndicate and the Washington Little Redskins Potatoes.

  15. This is a huge distraction that will just grow into a major daily problem this summer. You have to move him, worry about explaining it to your fans later. Its a tough sell to trade your most talented player when you won 3 games. Just rip off the bandaid and be done with it.

  16. For a guy with such amazing hands…
    He can do a full pregame exhibition catching consistent one-handed catches, but when it really matters he has consistently either chocked or DROPPED an easy 2 hand catch. Needs counseling.

  17. Giants are a better team than their record showed last year, but no way they win that division next year (with or without OBJ). At the very best, they are 3rd in that division.

  18. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    April 7, 2018 at 5:03 pm
    He isn’t going anywhere. And I will keep posting it on every story where you try to create something out of nothing.

    And the teams whose fans swear up and down he isn’t worth this or that know good and well they want him on their team.

    Foolishness all around.

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    Not true at all. He could and would ruin every locker room in the NFL. The eagles and coach Peterson say keep him, not on this team.

  19. Beckham can play, talk, do all he wants… As long for everyone to know, he still under contract, until he don’t. you can either play 1 year, millions of dollar that everyone want that easy job, or ya can work as cashier at McDonald. Either ways works!

  20. I’m actually just more geeked to find out what his TD dance is going to be…or when he catches the ball past the first down marker. I do hope this injury is not hurting “dance” prep time.

  21. ladyjet says:

    April 7, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    This is a huge distraction that will just grow into a major daily problem this summer. You have to move him, worry about explaining it to your fans later. Its a tough sell to trade your most talented player when you won 3 games. Just rip off the bandaid and be done with it.

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    Distraction for who? The players have repeatedly said otherwise. Just because the media continues to create and push that narrative doesn’t make it true.

  22. Dude is a CLOWN A CANCER AND MADE OF GLASS! Giants would be grateful if they even got a first back for it.
    Whats been PROVEN since the dawn of time is Elite Wr’s DONT win the Super bowl! Obj is good really good! But NOT great and not elite. Has WAY to MUCH baggage and is Headcase/Headache! Dude cant stay healthy and kickers nets hits harder them him!

  23. Why would any team give up what the Giants are asking for the FOURTH (arguably) best wide receiver in the league? He may be a top 5 talent but he’s a locker room cancer.

  24. nflfollower says:
    April 7, 2018 at 4:12 pm
    In which universe do the Giants look like a 10-6 team?

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    They were 11-5 IN 2016. They then got a slew of injuries. You don’t watch them, so stop commenting on what you read and don’t see.

    So tired of dumb and dumber…

  25. Jimmy Garoppolo was only worth a second round pick, and he is a mentally stable franchise quarterback. What does that say about Beckham’s worth?

  26. Great players step up in big games. The last time the Giants were in the playoffs, this guy blew it big time, costing his team the game. I know he’s in the headlines a lot, but when he had a chance to make the headlines for a positive reason, he put up a big zero. He’s the guy you try to trade to either Dallas, Washington, or Philly.

  27. indiapalealeblog says:
    Lets say he sits out 2018. In 2019 the Giants tag him.
    ===

    If he sits out in 2018 they wouldn’t have to tag him in 2019.
    Barring a trade or his release, he’s under contract to the Giants for one more season. If he sits out all of 2018 then he still owes the Giants the final year on his current deal, meaning they would retain his rights in 2019.
    It won’t get that far, but if it did, the tag would not come into play.

  28. backintheday99 says:

    The Giants look like a 2-14 team with him OFF the field.

    They look like a 10 and 6 team with him ON the field. (I’ve watched every snap for decades).
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    If you’ve watched every snap the last four years they’ve had him, they made the playoffs once and lost in the wildcard game.

  29. He’s done nothing to show he deserves to have his rookie deal ripped up. Stats withstanding, he’s been a major distraction about his contract, had a couple of in game meltdowns and a season ending injury requiring surgery. They’ve been to the playoffs one time and were an easy out when they did make it. If/ when they get blown away by a deal why not rid yourselves if this ticking time bomb? If you really wanted to stick it to him the worst thing you can do to a guy like him is trade him to a small market team with a bad quarterback like Jacksonville where he will become insignificant. Then nobody would care what he does and he would go crazy without the attention. Honestly, he is a good player but his volatile behavior is going to prevent him from having a long and productive career. He’s exactly the kind d if guy who is trying to hold on on ti get his payday and then lay down like a dog. As soon as the Giants get a good offer for him he will he gone.

  30. jam11163 says:

    April 7, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    April 7, 2018 at 5:03 pm
    He isn’t going anywhere. And I will keep posting it on every story where you try to create something out of nothing.

    And the teams whose fans swear up and down he isn’t worth this or that know good and well they want him on their team.

    Foolishness all around.

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    Not true at all. He could and would ruin every locker room in the NFL. The eagles and coach Peterson say keep him, not on this team.

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    Balderdash. It INCLUDES the Eagles coming off their fluke year.

    Stop talking like they are now some gold standard. Reality will hit that team hard in 2018 and you will change your tune.

  31. WRs don’t mean much when winning a SB. Coaching, QB, and defense are far more important. They should trade him, and if the 49ers want to part with a 1st and 4th, they should do it.

  32. Robert says:
    April 7, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    Beckham for Foles.

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    The Eagles aren’t that stupid. Sorry to burst your bubble buddy.

  33. It’s like owning a Ferrari. High performance, high maintenance, and incredible price tag for something you only drive on Sunday’s when the weather is good. Everyone likes the idea of owning one, but it’s just not practical.

  34. He’s not going anywhere
    Giants are not going to give him a new contract
    He can sit out and pout, but if he does he is still under contract.
    This will be fun to watch, Gentleman will not cave into this Diva.

  35. backintheday99 says:
    April 7, 2018 at 4:03 pm
    The Giants look like a 2-14 team with him OFF the field.

    They look like a 10 and 6 team with him ON the field. (I’ve watched every snap for decades).

    What price do you pay for that?

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    You are correct…the Giants are a 2-14 team…with or without this clown

  36. Stop talking like they are now some gold standard. Reality will hit that team hard in 2018 and you will change your tune

    The reality that its really hard to win back to back super bowls? We know. But we ain’t changing our tune. Regardless of the reality, we have a good coach, two good QBs, and a good defense. So you can stop being jealous. We won, you didn’t. Maybe next year that changes, but it may not.

  37. He’s worth a mid 1st and a 4th……that’s it. Anything more would be just too much for a guy who will be bawling like a baby soon enough and ticked when he finds out he’s not getting 18-20 million a year. 15 per yeah, but no way 18-20.

  38. This is Mara’s mess but he’ll blame it on someone else like most trained lawyers. He is the source of the Beckham and Manning issues that hamstring the Giants. He took over in 2005 and has basked in the Superbowls won by Coughlin – and then oversaw Coughlin’s neutering and termination. How did that work out for the Giants? The Jaguars were in the AFC Championsip game; the Giants went 3-13! Mara promoted McAdoo. Ooops! Mara praised OBJ indicating that ownership supported him above the team leadership. Ooopsie! Mara has tied Gettleman’s hands when dealing with OBJ. Does anyone really believe Gettleman wants to give OBJ a contract that will destroy the Giant’s salary cap? The team Wellington Mara built is in disarray dooming Giants fans to a decade or more of mediocre teams, frustrated fans and triggering the derisive laughter of other franchises who see that the Giants have been handicapped by inept, incompetent ownership. Trade OBJ; get what you can and rebuild the franchise that you have dismantled! Unfortunately I am just a fan – not a corporate sponsor. Perhaps they should call John Mara and Steven Tisch!

  39. backintheday99 says:
    April 7, 2018 at 4:03 pm
    The Giants look like a 2-14 team with him OFF the field.

    They look like a 10 and 6 team with him ON the field. (I’ve watched every snap for decades).

    What price do you pay for that?

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    I see him having a career of eye popping highlights in games his team lost. All kinds of nice stats except for team wins.

  40. Russell Wilson would love to have a true #number 1 receiver along with Baldwin in the, slot, two tight end set could be dangerous! I’d trade, Earl and our #1 pick for Beckham and and a, linemen.

  41. Earl and a 1? I bet you would trade that lol. Also I LOVE the media slant. Such a bs media driven story, Giants straight up say they want him to be around, they like his attitude, a trade is highly unlikely….and David Smith here just HAS to keep in “THAT MEANS HE’S AVAILABLE FOR TRADE!”

    ENOUGH. ODB isn’t getting traded. Everyone is available for trade if he is. But like any superstar, you better be ready to pony up 3 1sts and a player to get a 24 year old who has a reasonable chance to be one of the greatest ever at his position.

  42. OBJ straight up for Prescott, then jerrah brings romo back and dallas wins 13 games and goes to the bowl

  43. This means the Ginas are planning to use a fifth year option plus a franchise tag if not 2 tags on Beckham…

    Yet again another so-called media darling organization acting like a classless chump…no doubt the media will protect their own in Mara and he won’t suffer the same shame Snyder and Bruce Allen received for the Cousins situation…but at least the Redskins were willing to Pay Cousins a contract that would’ve made him the highest paid player…Both the Ginas and Stillers plan on wasting Bell and Beckham’s prime earning years then will discard them….such BS the media doesn’t put more pressure on these organizations!!!

  44. In which universe do the Giants look like a 10-6 team?

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    I had them as an NFC playoff contender last year before their entire WR corps died. Once teams could stack the box (against an already abysmal running game) it was a wrap. I’m surprised they won any games. The defense is very talented but they didn’t have a chance with their nonexistent offense going 3 and out every drive.

    If their offensive weapons stay healthy and they retain OBJ, they should look like a much better team this year. I like the 1-2 of Stewart and Gallman although I think Gallman takes over the backfield at some point. That defense can be a top 5 unit in the league this year if they get any type of offense going.

  45. He’s a head case and distraction. I’m sorry but he doesn’t swing any team to 10 wins. GM asks for the sky til draft day, and the stupid team with draft capital will offer a second round pick or something, and OBJ styles his new jersey at a press conference, along with his drama.

    Haven’t we seen this story before?

  46. You have to trade him but to whom?……won’t trade him to a DIVISIONAL opponent….not to a contending NFC opponent….NOT to New England.. So to get the most draft pick for your bang the best bet is Cleveland. Get a ton a picks and unity him with Jarvis Laundry. Everybody wins.

  47. The Truth says:
    April 7, 2018 at 10:42 pm
    OBJ straight up for Prescott, then jerrah brings romo back and dallas wins 13 games and goes to the bowl

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    And if Romo doesn’t come back, bing back Aikman or Staubach.

  48. psubeerman21 says:
    April 7, 2018 at 7:38 pm
    Stop talking like they are now some gold standard. Reality will hit that team hard in 2018 and you will change your tune

    The reality that its really hard to win back to back super bowls? We know. But we ain’t changing our tune. Regardless of the reality, we have a good coach, two good QBs, and a good defense. So you can stop being jealous. We won, you didn’t. Maybe next year that changes, but it may not.

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    A good defense? Your defense just gave up over 600 yards in the SB including 505 yards passing!

  49. thesmartest1 says:
    April 7, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    The Giants are playing this brilliantly. You know they think he’s a punk and want no parts of him but are keeping his value maxed out for now.
    ______________________

    Yeah…..because no one else out of New York thinks he’s a punk. With the the non-stop media attention on his past antics and the his “well-hidden” video, they’ve done such a good job of making everyone think he’s a choir boy . His value is so maxed out that the Rams picked Cooks over him and still gave up a 1st round pick. Good luck with that…..I think he’ll be a Giant in 2018.

  50. He’s an immense talent BUT…Two words: Head Case! Any team that is or was interested has to ponder the question of do they want to deal with all his baggage on top of the cost to trade for him…And most, if not everyone is saying No thank you.

  51. Remember the preseason game vs the Browns last year when he supposedly hurt his ankle? Biggest flop I’ve ever seen, including the NBA. Then, how long was he out? 4-5 weeks? He’ll do it again. Mark my words.

  52. The Giants should trade Beckham because they are a bad football team. By the time they are competitive again OBJ might be long in the tooth or at least his best years might be wasted during the rebuild. And the cost to resign OBJ is going to be absurd. Disgruntled stars ruin everything because they are relied on. Randy Moss in MN was the same way at the end. The Vikings couldn’t wait to move him out and start new. If the Giants can land a 1st they need to pull the trigger.

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