Report: NFC team declined to give two first-round picks for OBJ

AP

The Giants reportedly wanted at least two first-round picks for receiver Odell Beckham Jr. One NFC team reportedly declined to give the Giants a pair of first-round picks.

Michael Silver of NFL Media reports that the Giants asked for two first-round draft picks from an unidentified NFC team for Beckham, and that said unidentified NFC team declined.

It’s possible that the offer was made to the Rams, before they traded for Patriots receiver Brandin Cooks. It’s also possible that the 49ers talked to the Giants about a trade for Beckham.

Any team that would trade for Beckham also would need to be willing to give him a long-term contract in the range he reportedly is targeting: $20 million or more per year.

If the Giants don’t want to make a major financial commitment to Beckham, a trade could still happen. Maybe another team decides to give up two first-round picks, maybe the Giants decide to accept less than two first-rounders. Regardless, the fact that the Giants have entertained the thought of not having Beckham means a deal could still happen at some point between now and the first night of the draft.

19 responses to “Report: NFC team declined to give two first-round picks for OBJ

  1. That’s ridiculous. No way a team would give up that much draft capital AND sign him to a long term deal for the money he wants. He can stay in New York and when he continues to be a headache for that franchise with his behaviour, then they might move him for less.

  2. Any GM willing to give up two firsts and then pay him that kind of money should taken out back and shot.

  3. He is worth one 1st rd pick, but if the Giants think he is worth two, they are crazy. He is also not worth 20 mil a year. Have fun NY.

  4. He’s going to be demanding $25 mil a year in an extension – so that tends to undercut some of the trade value

    Frankly no WR is worth that much – not even him… doesn’t help if you can’t afford to field the rest of the team

  5. It is ridiculous that a team would want to give up that much and still have to pay him….but YET the stories keep on coming. OMG…the Giants are NOT trading him unless another team is stupid. The anti-trade guys have been saying this for three weeks now.

  6. Oh c’mon Rams , you’re already all in – screw it ! To hell with the salary cap and future draft picks , throw all caution to the wind and spring 3 first rounders for the guy , then give him $30 million a year !

    They already have a locker room full of maniacal personalities to manage – add OBJ and watch McVay have a meltdown trying to keep them from killing each other .

  7. Jimmy Garoppolo was worth a high second round pick and he is a franchise QB. That makes Beckam, who may or may not touch the ball 4-7 times per game on average, but a definite threat, worth a third round pick.

  8. Hes NY’s problem. No way no how will he be apart of any success with the Giants. They either take a 1st and be rid of him….or let him muddy their rebuild effort.

  9. lanman11 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 4:33 am
    Jimmy Garoppolo was worth a high second round pick and he is a franchise QB. That makes Beckam, who may or may not touch the ball 4-7 times per game on average, but a definite threat, worth a third round pick.

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    OBJ might be worth a 3rd round pick (prob more like a 2nd rounder), but you never know who’s going to over-spend. Look at the Brandin Cooks trade.

    That said, NYG was likely not serious about trading OBJ. By setting the bar at 2 first round picks, they’re basically saying, “We’re not trading him. But if we were, here’s what it’d take.”

  10. what will he do when his team cannot afford a qb to go along with his outrageous salary? his stats will clearly diminish, and when wrs arent collecting all the best stats they become an even bigger headache

  11. I’m not sure I’d even want to give up one first-round pick for him given his salary demands and his immaturity. They are going to be stuck with him. If they sign him to a long-term contract it’s going to hamstring them for the life of the contract. At some point it’s probably better to just cut your losses and move on. Maybe someone will trade a ham sandwich for him.

  12. Two first round picks and then pay him $20 million a year….all this for the FOURTH (arguably) best receiver in the NFL. Now this is really comedy at its best.

  13. I look at it this way, if a team like the Patriots picked up Beckham, the Giants would receive the Patriots 31st pick. So next year if the Patriots are in the AFC Championship game the highest pick the Giants would get from the Patriots would be 28th. I would make that trade.

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