Giants & Odell Beckham Discussing Deal To Make Him Highest-Paid Receiver

     

Update:

Ian Rapoport reports that the Giants and Odell Beckham Jr’s agent, Zeke Sandhu, have been engaged in good-faith negotiations on a deal that would make him the highest paid receiver in the NFL.

However, Rapoport adds that they aren’t there yet in terms of an agreement, but they’re still encouraged that a deal could be done before the start of the regular season.

Based on this report, Mike Garafolo surmises that the Giants are offering more than the $17 million per year Steelers WR Antonio Brown makes. Garafolo can see the two parties ending up in the range of $18 million per year when all is said and done.

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Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Zeke Sandhu, the agent for Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr, has left town after they were unable to reach an agreement on a long-term extension.

A team source tells Anderson that both parties worked diligently to consummate a deal, but could not agree on Beckham’s true market value.

According to Anderson, the Giants were valuing Beckham at a total average salary that was below the $16 million per year Sammy Watkins got from the Chiefs.

While the two parties decided to open negotiations last week, Giants owner John Mara said in an interview with WFAN 660that it “depends on how reasonable they are.

This offseason, Beckham has done everything he could to best position himself for a long-term extension, but it remains to be seen whether the team will prioritize a new deal in the coming weeks.

The Giants will have the franchise tag at their disposal next year if they can’t get a deal done before then.

Beckham, 25, 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 but the Giants picked up his fifth-year option last year.

Beckham stands to make a base salary of $8,459,000 for the 2018 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career next year.

In 2017, Beckham Jr’s season was cut short when he suffered a season-ending injury. He caught 25 passes for 302 yards receiving and three touchdowns over the course of four games.

We have him featured in our Top 25 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.

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