Pat Shurmur says Odell Beckham “absolutely” will be with the Giants in 2018

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Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. remains with the Giants, and remain with the Giants he will, for at least another year.

Via Kim Jones of NFL Media, coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday the Beckham “absolutely” will be part of the team in 2018.

Shurmur added that he and Beckham have talked “often,” and that Beckham physically isn’t ready to participate in the team’s voluntary minicamp after last year’s season-ending leg injury.

The reality remains that the Giants and Beckham at some point will need to come to terms on a new contract. If they don’t, Beckham possibly won’t participate in any on-field activities. Which keeps a possible trade at least on the radar screen; if the Giants aren’t willing to give Beckham the contract he wants, the Giants need to send him to a team that will.

30 responses to “Pat Shurmur says Odell Beckham “absolutely” will be with the Giants in 2018

  1. He will definitely be back because there definitely isn’t a team out there willing to give up 2 1st rd picks, AND give him $100MM/5yr deal.

  2. Pat Shurmur is a good OC. I’m not sure how well he’ll do as a head coach in a tough market with a team in transition. I’m guessing he’ll get what he can out of Manning, but there’s a lot more to it than that to make the playoffs, which seems pretty doubtful near-term.

  3. “if the Giants aren’t willing to give Beckham the contract he wants, the Giants need to send him to a team that will.”
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    He allegedly wants to be the highest paid player in the league. The Giants will never do that, so, what team will?

    “Most often, our opinion of ourselves is far greater than everyone else sees us”..Will Rogers

  4. deprado1 says:

    April 24, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Word out of Oakland is that Gruden offered Amari Cooper and their #1 pick this year for Beckham and the Giants 4th rounder this year.
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    LOL Sure buddy. Raiders don’t need that diva!

  5. I don’t think people necessarily know what OBJ’s worth is. OBJ forces teams to change their whole gameplan. That alone is worth being the highest-paid player on the team. Every snap, you have to know where OBJ is, few players in the NFL you can say that about.

  6. youngnoizecom says:
    April 24, 2018 at 12:58 pm
    I don’t think people necessarily know what OBJ’s worth is. OBJ forces teams to change their whole gameplan. That alone is worth being the highest-paid player on the team. Every snap, you have to know where OBJ is, few players in the NFL you can say that about.

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    BS….you can say the same thing about a number of players. Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, Deandre Hopkins… Heck, nobody causes a team to change the way they play more than Gronk…. Should Gronk therefore be the highest paid player in the league?

    OBJ has accomplished absolutely nothing in the NFL. He would do well to keep quiet and make his team competitive.

  7. Simply put, O’Dell isn’t worth the money. He’s not a 100 Million dollar player. If there ever was a guy like that, it’d be T.O, Julio Jones, Megatron, Jerry Rice, Randy Moss. But O’Dell is not in that category. He’s often injured, and tries to do theatrical catches too often when it’s not warranted. He’s not a player that can carry the team. He’s a glorified gadget player that made a great catch once. He’s a more developed Tyreek Hill. But not elite, so it would be foolish to pay elite money. Having said that, as a Cowboys fan, I really hope the Giants do waste a bunch of money on him.

  8. Ya, until he isn’t. There is no way the guy is worth two first rounders. The Giants need a sucker for a trading partner and unfortunately, the Vikings don’t have two first-round picks.

  9. For all intents and purposes Giants got him under contract another 3 years, so that aren’t obligated in the least to trade him to a team willing to pay him what he wants. He hasn’t made enough on that rookie contract to air out and make nothing, so the Giants should make him sit and not get paid if he won’t play. Trust me, he will play. That being said, they should trade him

  10. phillytailgater says:
    April 24, 2018 at 12:50 pm
    not worth 20 Million for a WR.

    2015 Dez, Demariyus, Julio, AJ Green – $14-15 MM per year (11.3-12.2% of cap)
    2017 Hopkins, Brown – $16-17 MM per year (9.5-10.2% of cap)
    2018 Landry, Watkins, Evans – $15-16 MM per year (8.4-9.3% of cap)
    Projected 2019 Odell – $20 MM per year (10.6% of cap)

    The best players in the game get paid. Top WRS have commanded approximately 10% of the cap for several years now. If Watkins and Landry are “worth” 9% of the cap, Odell will easily get 10%.

  11. The Bills are going to give the Giants their 1st round pick + some for Odell and give him a new deal. This will pair him with AJ McCarron. This makes the Bills immediately the most interesting team in NY.

    The Giants, parlay that Bills pick into the WR of the future and take their QB of the future with their 1st pick.

  12. His first 3 years he averaged 1400 yds, 96 receptions, and 12 tds per season. Last year he had 25 receptions, 300 yards, and 3 tds through four games before he broke his ankle. How in the world apparent football fans can look at those numbers and claim he is not a top receiver is beyond me.

  13. Norseman says:
    April 24, 2018 at 11:58 am
    Pat Shurmur is a good OC. I’m not sure how well he’ll do as a head coach in a tough market with a team in transition. I’m guessing he’ll get what he can out of Manning, but there’s a lot more to it than that to make the playoffs, which seems pretty doubtful near-term.
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    There is no transition, unless you mean back to 2016 form, with a better offense, after the fluke that was 2017…

  14. NY is stuck with a real problem. Can’t trade him because no team is going to pay top money for a head case who can catch. NY has got to pay him close to what he wants and then they still have a head case who can catch and is completely disruptive. Answer is release him and draft accordingly or make a deal with Cleveland for Landry.

  15. This was especially good news for Aldrick Rosas. He was afraid that if Odell left for another team the kicking net would go with him.

  16. “Pat Shurmur is a good OC. I’m not sure how well he’ll do as a head coach in a tough market with a team in transition”

    I don’t know how well Shurmur will do either, but from what I know about him, he’ll definitely do better than the previous Giants coach that he’s replacing.

  17. “How in the world apparent football fans can look at those numbers and claim he is not a top receiver is beyond me”

    There is no question that Beckham is among the best receivers in the NFL today (certainly in the top 5)…but those lofty stats are partially the result of Eli Manning having no one else reliable to throw to. If you look at the number of targets Beckham gets, it’s staggering.

  18. Targets are a reflection of one’s ability to get open. If a receiver has a lot of targets, it simply means he’s continuously beating his man. Also, I’ll give you AB and Julio, but Gronk isn’t in that class of guys who are bonafied scheme changers. Teams prepare for Gronk, but it’s a bit different with Beckham, AB and Julio because you also have to beware of the deep ball.

  19. deprado1 says:
    April 24, 2018 at 12:03 pm
    Word out of Oakland is that Gruden offered Amari Cooper and their #1 pick this year for Beckham and the Giants 4th rounder this year

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    Actually, It was the Steelers offering Antonio Brown and their next 5 years of number 1s. Anyone can make up stuff.

  20. Every snap, you have to know where OBJ is, few players in the NFL you can say that about.

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    Ok, 2 on Pittsburgh, 1 on Houston, 1 on new England, 1 or 2 on la rams, 1 or 2 on the chargers, point is I’m a giants fan and think the world of Beckham, but he’s coming off injury so more likely than not I see a 1 year deal after this year unless he absolutely balls out without getting injured. Remember, we made the same mistake for 2 years with cruz……there’s just too much unknown with an injury. Although, if the giants do let him go and he bounces back better we will be sorry cuz he’ll have it out for the giants. Ya know, kinda the same way Randy Moss had great games against the cowboys for not picking him, except it’ll be so much worse.

  21. The Bills are going to give the Giants their 1st round pick + some for Odell and give him a new deal. This will pair him with AJ McCarron. This makes the Bills immediately the most interesting team in NY.

    The Giants, parlay that Bills pick into the WR of the future and take their QB of the future with their 1st pick.

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    Not running short on hope are we?

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