Report: Odell Beckham, Giants optimistic about finalizing deal before opener


Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants are moving along on a record-breaking deal for the receiver and could have it completed before the season opener, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports. The Giants begin the season Sept. 9.

Beckham, 25, didn’t hold out but still appears on the verge of a deal that will make him the highest-paid receiver in the game. His extension is expected to pay him more than the $17 million per year that Antonio Brown is making and with more guaranteed money than the $55 million Mike Evans is getting.

Beckham has talked about being the highest-paid player in the NFL, but since he doesn’t play quarterback, he will have to settle for something less than Matt Ryan‘s five-year, $150 million deal that includes $100 million guaranteed.

Negotiations began last month between the Giants and Beckham’s agent, Zeke Sandhu. Beckham has said little about talks other than expressing optimism that the contract would “work itself out.”

Beckham, 25, played only four games last season before fracturing his ankle.

Now fully healed, Beckham looks like himself again, and he seems to enjoy playing for new head coach Pat Shurmur.

Beckham has 313 catches for 4,424 and 38 touchdowns in his career.

21 responses to “Report: Odell Beckham, Giants optimistic about finalizing deal before opener

  1. Best WR in the NFL without a doubt. Eli has had a JV o-line and questionable decision making for a few years now, yet OBJ continues to show he’s in a different league than anyone else. Off the field he seems like a tool, but on it he’s the best tool.

  2. Apologies I meant to say Doug pederson is by far the greatest coach in the history of sports

  3. I’m in no position to tell millionaires how to spend their money, but this won’t turn out well. Money can’t buy guts and this cream puff doesn’t have any.

  4. As a Giants fan I’ve been a frequent critic of this guy and his clown antics. I have to say though, I’ve been very impresssed about how he’s handled this whole contract situation thus far. Hopefully this is a sign of maturity to come.

  5. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    August 24, 2018 at 1:51 am
    Best WR in the NFL without a doubt.


    Based on what? Certainly not his postseason stats….you know, the ones that really matter….

  6. He’s from a middle-class upbringing, I don’t think he’s a stranger to money and hard work in that sense. Should probably be the same person and humble human he is before it. Those who know him will tell you he’s much different than perceived, but hey it’s ok.

  7. It’s almost like the Giants and OBJ agreed to a “productive hold-out” where he can come in and learn the new offense and get back into football shape without being exposed to the higher risk game contact.

  8. Odell already has the largest shoe endorsement deal (nike) in nfl history, not to mention who knows how many other endorsements. Odell already has a lot of money. Point is, I dont think signing his nice new NFL contract is going to suddenly make him any different. He has some bad traits but working hard and competing isnt one of them.

  9. RobfromAmarillo says:
    August 24, 2018 at 10:39 am
    Best receiver in the NFL, bar none. Going to have a monster year.


    If he is that good then why has he never played in the postseason?

    This guy can’t carry Antonio Brown’s jock.

  10. Its easy enough to make that cap room. Just cut a couple quality players with a willingness to tolerate some gaps in other positions and/or a shortage of depth so you can have this one single aspect of your game be the best in the NFL.

  11. Blake Wentz says:
    August 24, 2018 at 2:20 am
    Apologies I meant to say Doug pederson is by far the greatest coach in the history of sports

    You are posting this on a Giants feed. They have coaches (plural) in their history who have ‘by far’ out delivered Pedersen.
    And Pedersen isn’t even the best coach in the game currently.
    And in the “history of the game” accross all teams its suddenly a very long list of coaches that have outperformed Pedersen.
    You are happy with him for the moment, but moments pass and soon enough you will be screaming for his firing just like the others.

  12. I would like to inform Blake Wentz that Frank Reich was the brain trust not mister all I know is go on 4th down !

  13. The best receiver in the game plays in Pittsburgh. Silly people!

    -Raider fan

  14. Giants would be smart to sign and trade, or just trade, whatever gets a higher draft pick. Right now, since he hasn’t exhibited psychopathic behavior for a while, they could get a third round pick for him. This guy is a cancer.

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