According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, there’s already buzz around the NFL that the 49ers would be interested in pursuing a trade for Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr this offseason if he ends up being available.
Florio mentions that the 49ers considered trading for Beckham last year when he was the subject of offseason trade rumors.
The Giants ultimately signed Beckham to a five-year, $90 million contract that included $65 million guaranteed last year. However, Florio says that Beckham’s contract is actually “very tradeable,” despite the fact that he’s still owed $74 million over the next five years.
The Giants would incur a $16 million cap hit by moving him before June 1, but if they waited until after that date, New York could spread the cap hit out over two years.
Beckham, 26, was taken with the No. 12 overall pick by the Giants back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $10,406,198 contract before the Giants picked up his fifth-year option in 2017.
Beckham was set to make a base salary of $8,459,000 for the 2018 season when he agreed to a new five-year extension worth up to $95 million and includes $65 million in total guarantees. He stands to make base salaries of $16.75 million and $14 million over the next two years.
In 2018, Beckham appeared in 12 games for the Giants and recorded 77 receptions for 1,052 yards receiving (13.7 YPC) and six touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Beckham as the news is available.