Report: Odell Beckham agrees to five-year, $95 million contract

AP

Odell Beckham and his teammates were dancing in the Giants locker room to a song about money on Monday afternoon and it appears a big chunk of it is going Beckham’s way.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Beckham has agreed to a five-year, $95 million contract with the team. She reports that $65 million of the money is guaranteed.

The details of the contract will provide a better look at how Beckham’s deal stacks up with others around the league, but an annual average salary of $19 million per year would put him ahead of Antonio Brown for the most of any receiver. The total guaranteed money would also put him ahead of the league’s other wideouts.

It was a rocky road at times getting to the point of agreeing on a contract, but the journey appears to have been well worth it for Beckham.

UPDATE 2:57 p.m. ET: Anderson has reported other details of the deal, including that the deal has $5 million of the $95 million total value is in the form of incentives. She also reports that his $8.4 million salary for this year is part of a deal that will cover the next six years in total at $98.4 million in base total value, so the average annual salary for the overall deal comes in at $16.4 million while the new money average is $18 million per season.

98 responses to “Report: Odell Beckham agrees to five-year, $95 million contract

  1. REPORT: Antonio Brown is now holding out for a new contract with news of Odell’s impending deal.

  2. Good for him, now the Giants will have to draft a young QB and win with him on the rookie wage scale because it’s almost over for Eli.

  3. .
    Once Sammy Watkins signed with the Chiefs for 16 million, the Giants were up the creek without a paddle.
    .

  4. Good luck with that Giant fans. I wouldn’t want to have to deal with him having the comfort of a long term contract. His decision making on and off the field is still suspect to me.

  5. LOL!!! Overpaid by 90 million! Its alright though, these little breadcrumbs of off the field problems are leading to OBJ and once he finally gets popped for some “Aaron Hernandez” type offense the Giants can void the deal and not pay it out. Enjoy it while you can OBJ, you won’t see it all.

  6. Lmao haters gonna hate……But the same haters would take him in a sec on their team…Lots of secondarys are in trouble this year……And they know it….Ohh hes been thru 4 seasons without injuries so not sure where you going with that sde?????

  7. WOW! I love it! Spending that much cap space on a single WR has always proved to be a big mistake, the Giants will remain irrelevant for many years to come!

    Eagles Fan

  8. WOW! I love it! Spending that much cap space on a single WR has always proved to be a big mistake, the Giants will remain irrelevant for many years to come!

    Eagles Fan

    Bet your secondary feels diff……..

  9. “Odell!! You remember me man? We cousins homie!! Can I borrow some cash??”

    *texts on his phone all day*

  10. He missing the first 4 games his rookie year, played 15 games his second year (suspended one game), 1t6 games his third year. Last year broke his ankle. Not sure I would call him injury prone. All you people saying that the Giants are wasting their money would be singing a different tune if your team was paying him.

  11. In other news, Aaron Rodgers is now asking for all the money in the world and one of the Hawaiian islands. A good one, not the lava covered ones.

  12. Lion fan here and Giants supporter…..This guy is a game changer, elite is an understatement . Kudos to Giants fans as this is great news . You want the best at the position…you have to pay, it really is that simple and paying Beckham was a given…it had to be done .

  13. chrisdiner says:
    August 27, 2018 at 2:34 pm
    Lmao haters gonna hate……But the same haters would take him in a sec on their team…Lots of secondarys are in trouble this year……And they know it….Ohh hes been thru 4 seasons without injuries so not sure where you going with that sde?????

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    Who’s throwing to him again?

  14. Funny seems like almost everyone here thinks this is a bad deal for the team. the funny part is I also think this is going to be a bad deal for the team. I guess we will find out soon enough. So will the casual fan be smarter than the Giants GM. But if on a total separate note Does gambling on football includes if a contract is good. Because if it is I would pile on this bet that it won’t be. Wouldn’t mind putting my money where my mouth is The Giants GM did.

  15. If they were contenders right now, then I could see the logic of keeping the core together. But they’re not contenders and likely won’t be until this contract is done. This is a ton of money wasted on a guy who can’t single-handedly raise the performance of the team.

  16. Yikes. That much money for a player who is not the best at his position, with major temperment issues, who has been holding out and complaining about his contract for far too long.
    I don’t see this working out for the Giants in the long term.

  17. So they will be salary cap crippled over basically two positions. Eli is getting a big check, and now this guy. There IS a limit to how much they can now pay the other guys.

  18. I was about to post they will regret this and then I looked back at the numbers he put up his first three seasons. Dude has only been hurt one year and it’s not like it was an injury he could have played through but didn’t. I’d take him on my team anytime…

  19. What a colossal waste of money.

    But, I guess you can afford it when the taxpayers build your stadiums for you.

  20. “Paying this 9 year old child this kind of money is a big mistake”.

    Jealous much aren’t we? It is more money than you, your children, and your grandchildren combined can ever dream of making.

  21. It is absolutely amazing how much more some commenters know about salary cap management than NFL front office professionals. There sure are a lot of unemployed experts spending their time posting here.

  22. Can someone explain to me how a WR who touches the ball 100 times in a good year is worth $19M/year, but a running back who can touch it 350+ times a year can’t get $9M? Only LeVeon (on the tag) and Gurley are making more than $8.25M this year.

  23. Thank you NYG on behalf of the rest of the NFC east. He’ll make some plays, but I don’t think he’ll stay healthy. Way too much money.

  24. No one is jealous, everyone has a right to their opinion and most believe it’s too much money for a guy that is all about ME,ME,ME. Just wait and see how he acts when the Giants are 2-6 at the mid point of the season.

  25. Now that he’s been payed, I expect to see Odell play all 60 minutes of the 4th preseason game.

    Eli won’t be playing, so the chance of him having to go after an inaccurately thrown ball and getting injured again is low.

  26. Who’s throwing to him again?

    Same qb who got him all those stats his first 4 yrs in the league….You know the guy who threw for 500 against the SB champs with back ups????? You know that guy dont ya…..2x sb mvp????

  27. I predict the Giants will regret this. He had behavioral issues in the past and if they think he’s automatically going to be a changed man because of all the money I think they are going to find out they were sadly mistaken. In fact, I think his attitude will get even worse. How could it not since he has $65M guaranteed. I hope they put some behavior clauses in the contract.

  28. Well I have a feeling this is eli’s last contract that he’s playing on I imagine they either feel good about Webb or we’re drafting a qb next year. Good signing almost guarantees we have to move on from Eli Manning though so who’s up?

  29. mogogo1 says:
    August 27, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    If they were contenders right now, then I could see the logic of keeping the core together. But they’re not contenders and likely won’t be until this contract is done. This is a ton of money wasted on a guy who can’t single-handedly raise the performance of the team.
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    Well, he is the master of the one hand grab, so maybe he can single-handedly carry them to the SB, lol. Interesting factoid – for his entire career, every game he’s gone for 100+ yards ended up in losses. He’s a great athlete without a doubt, but the owner love seeing thousands of his jerseys in Giants Stadium, and that’s the bottom line.

  30. As likely one of the very few Giants fans posting on this thread let me say….good. I love Odell and am glad he will now play through his prime as a NY Giant.

  31. James Willard says:
    August 27, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    Name 1 team that has paid a WR top money and been successful.
    __________

    Not sure what your definition of ‘successful’ is, but recently:

    2015 Broncos (won SB) – Demariyus Thomas 3rd highest cap hit among WR ($15 million).

    2016 Falcons (lost SB) – Julio Jones highest cap hit among WR ($16 million).

    One bad contract will not singlehandedly derail a team, the same as one great contract won’t necessarily translate to wins.

  32. The Giants won two Super Bowls with hungry wide receivers, who weren’t big names (outside of Plaxico Burress). In the two wins the biggest plays were made by David Tyree and Mario Manningham. Paying big money to receivers doesn’t generally work out.

    Its surprising that the Giants, a normally financially prudent team, would spend this kind of money on a wide receiver.

    I honestly think it had to a lot with the fans. There would have been a revolt if the Giants had traded him, or worse, let him walk away for nothing.

    I hope it works out, but history says otherwise.

  33. Thank you NYG on behalf of the rest of the NFC east. He’ll make some plays, but I don’t think he’ll stay healthy. Way too much money.

    Lmao but all the secondary’s are trash in the east?????? Eagles at the top of that list….

  34. Good luck to him. Not sure if you can win championships with players other than a QB earning lop sided money. As Dolphin I am always thankful that the Giants stopped New England winning Super Bowls, but you wouldn’t get them paying like that, and they seem to know what they are doing. We as Dolphins can’t talk because we are experts at paying to much for little returns.

  35. riggo08 says:
    August 27, 2018 at 3:12 pm
    Thank you NYG on behalf of the rest of the NFC east. He’ll make some plays, but I don’t think he’ll stay healthy. Way too much money.
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    Dallas and Washington are non-factors. Philadelphia is going to regress to the mean. Who are you speaking on behalf of?

  36. Great Deal for Beckham…he deserved it!!!

    Terrible deal for NY…(fist pump)

    Let me say I couldn’t be any happier to be wrong about the Giants…I thought they were an exceptional organization, but this deal proves otherwise…No team paying a WR qb-type money can win the Superbowl…lolol

  37. Does anyone, anywhere, think this is a good idea? This guy has so much more than winning football games on his mind. This is the future though. At the end of the season, can they look and say “wow, we sure got our money’s worth!” eh,no.

  38. Few knew Odell at LSU until he started playing with Eli. So the question is, is Odell just a product of Eli? Given Eli is almost done, will Odell continue to be productive with a new QB?

  39. He’s much better than Jarvis Laundry….however, the pay for these diva snowflakes is out of control.

  40. Why all the hate? He didn’t hold out for it. Showed up off a bad injury and was there for all of training camp. You people are soooo jealous, I love it!!

  41. Worth every penny, unlike most of you commenters who are only good at squeaking about nonsense and supporting the fascist trying to steal the country. You don’t like him because he’s one of the uppity brown people you detest so much.

  42. That’s a generous reward for four straight seasons without a playoff win.

    Finally, the rest of the NFL East actually benefits from a poor decision made by Mara. Enjoy this boat-anchor of a contract as you head into rebuild mode, Giants…

  43. tball25 says:
    August 27, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Worth every penny, unlike most of you commenters who are only good at squeaking about nonsense and supporting the fascist trying to steal the country. You don’t like him because he’s one of the uppity brown people you detest so much.

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    Worth every penny in what sense? They won 2 Super Bowls in the 5 years leading up to his arrival, but not one playoff win since he joined the team. He is extremely talented yet has completely failed to be a difference-maker in any game of significance.

    And I say this as someone who completely detests the fascist-in-chief and does not factor brown-ness into how I evaluate a player.

  44. Odell has all the traits of guys who were handed a big contract and then suddenly became average. That is because they stopped trying BECAUSE they were paid. I hope he does well but my money would be on him having a disappointing year.

  45. The Giants will regret giving this head case all that money. My question is, what are they going to do when he does all his stupid stuff on the sideline and on the field now? They are stuck with him.
    And in spite of all his stats, he played lousy in that playoff loss to the Packers, too. Maybe he was still thinking he was on that yacht with those bikini babes instead of on a football field.

  46. Patriots fan here. When I think of teams which give the Patriots trouble, I don’t think of the teams that have a couple of very expensive high impact players. BB can often game plan them to minimize their impact. Where we have trouble is teams that can spread the ball in many ways. I think it would have been better to spread the wealth and have a stronger middle class than to pay pretty exorbitant rates for OBJ (even as good as he is).

  47. That’s horrible. He’s completely overrated. All over one ESPN highlight catch years ago. Not to mention he’s a suspension waiting to happen.

    Giants failed big time here.

  48. Injury prone is a stretch, not sure why misinformation is getting so much support, I guess that’s just trump world. I can see not liking the contract, that’s a lot but I guess they’re planning on dumping eli & drafting a QB next year so he’ll be on the cheap for a few years. I’m not a giants fan either, I just don’t need to bad mouth the move and make stuff up because I’m jealous. I’ll just make fun of his stupid blond hair because I’m jealous ha that blond streak really is retarded

  49. Illgivemyopinion

    Missed first 4 games of career, still had a better season than most wrs and missed last year with a broken ankle, which could of been avoided. Besides that which injuries do u speak of????

  50. Funny how everyones saying wrs dont make sb champs but at the sametime what has Julio Jones and Brown done for their teams?? Absloutly nothing but they deserve their money lmao????

  51. And now that Reese and his silly drafting and free agency signings are over, the Giants WILL be back to winning. Yall love bringing up dysfunctional/injury-riddled 2017 and ignoring 2016, which this team is even better than now LOL

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