Tag: Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr. Secures the Bag

New York Giants standout receiver Odell Beckham Jr. finally got the compensation he was looking for. Reports indicate that the Giants organization and OBJ have agreed to terms on a 5-year, $90 million mega contract extension, $65 million of which is fully guaranteed. The contract also stipulates that he could earn up to $5 million in additional incentives.

This deal makes him the highest paid wide receiver of all-time, and the Giants have no problem with securing their star wideout for the long term.

“You can’t force things, it’s a negotiation. It’s a back and forth, both sides have to be intentional and thoughtful, which we were,” said Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman. “It was great negotiating, it was a very good give and take with Kevin (Abrams) and Zeke (Sandhu). We got to the right answer as far as I’m concerned.”

OBJ has been saying for a long time that he wanted to be the highest paid receiver in the league, and it seems as though he spoke this goal into existence.

He spoke a bit on how he felt after signing the extension in the Giants press release:

“Honestly, I don’t even know how to explain it,” Beckham said. “I don’t know if it’s a relief, I don’t know – it’s a combination of everything. You’ve worked all your life to get to this point and it’s finally here. I have to thank Mr. Mara, Steve Tisch, Mr. Gettleman, coach (Pat) Shurmur, Eli (Manning), all the guys I played with in the past years. Everybody was really a part of this—my mom, my dad, my family, everybody who was supporting me through this. It’s just such an amazing feeling, I can’t even explain. Most importantly, I have to thank God for being able to put me back together mentally, physically, spiritually. This is just truly amazing; I don’t even know the right words to describe.

He now tops Antonio Brown as the wealthiest wide receiver in the NFL and has undoubtedly earned his cash. In his first three NFL seasons, the three-time Pro Bowler totaled 1,300+ yards, 90+ receptions, and 10+ touchdowns, surpassing several league records in the process.

After the deal went down, OBJ and his teammates had a field day. They couldn’t hold in their excitement as their teammate and friend made NFL history.

The future is certainly bright for this 25-year-old star, who still has lots of time left to earn his new contract after an injury-plagued 2017 campaign.

 

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Pay Day Coming Soon for OBJ

The Giants have been trying to work out a contract extension with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for some time now, but they have had no success in ironing out the details. This didn’t worry OBJ though, who noted on his Twitter account that “Timing is everything.”

It appears that time is now, as reports indicate that the two parties have “made progress on what is expected to be a record-breaking contract.” It is expected that the specific details of this deal will be done by the time the regular season is underway.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans is currently the league’s highest-paid wideout in terms of guaranteed cash after signing a five-year, $82.5 million deal, and Antonio Brown leads the NFL with a compensation of $17 million annually, but that appears to be chump change to ODB. “I believe that I will be hopefully not just the highest-paid receiver in the league, but the highest paid, period,” said Beckham.

Odell Beckham Jr. has been the No. 1 wide receiver for the New York Giants for some time now. Despite being limited to four games last season with a nagging ankle injury, he is been extremely effective in his three years prior. In each of his first three seasons in the NFL, Beckham totaled 1,300+ yards and reached double-digit totals in the touchdown department. His best season as a pro came in 2015 when he finished with an astounding 1,450 yards on 96 receptions, including being responsible for thirteen trips to the end zone. He also experienced the longest reception of his career, an 87-yard masterpiece.

His numbers this early in his career are unprecedented not only within the Giants organization but the entire National Football League. He is the fastest player to reach 250 career receptions (38 games), 4,000 career receiving yards (42 games) and has the most receiving yards of any wideout in his first two NFL seasons with 2,744. The list goes on.

What he has been able to accomplish in his first few seasons as a pro is nothing short of amazing. In addition to being named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2014, he is also a three-time Pro-Bowler and two-time Second-Team All-Pro. Keep in mind that Beckham is still only 25 years old. Although he hasn’t played in a preseason game yet, he reminded fans across the country why he is considered to be elite during the New York Giants minicamp.

If you are still questioning whether or not OBJ deserves the kind of contract he is seeking, I challenge you to take a look at the following video and name another player on planet Earth that could make this catch:

If and when Odell returns to full form, Saquon Barkley and himself will likely keep NFL coaches and players up at night wondering if it is even possible to slow this duo down.

 

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