One of the biggest stories around the NFL last week at the league meetings in Orlando, Florida was the New York Giants possibly to trade Odell Beckham.
One of the most elite talents at the wide receiver position is New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. As he enters the final year of his rookie deal, Beckham has made it clear that he will not play for any team unless he reaches an extension. Spending most of last season on injured reserve, the young talent wants to prevent getting hurt in his final year without a long-term extension.
Beckham has most certainly earned a longterm deal as he is one of the most prolific pass catchers in the NFL. His one-handed grabs are consistently on the NFL’s top ten plays throughout the season. His off the field behavior has been a distraction for the Giants organization, however. Fighting with kicking nets on the sidelines is just one of those antics. The problem is not only his antics off the field but the fact that he is wanting to be paid like a quarterback.
The discussions started when co-owner John Mara made the comment that no player is untouchable. Mara mentioned how he was tired of answering questions about Beckham with the most recent regarding a video that went viral of Beckham in a hotel room participating in questionable activities.
Beckham has logged 4,479 yards over the last four seasons while only playing in 47 games. There is no debate whether he has the talent as he is easily a top five in the league at his position. Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green spoke on his thoughts of trading his fellow Pro Bowl wide receiver about them being ridiculous.
"“That’s stupid. That’s stupid, man,” Green told NFL Network at rapper Quavo’s celebrity flag football game in Lilburn, Georgia, on Sunday. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime, or once-in-a-generation talent, man, and you’ve got to be ready. I think he’ll get paid. They not that crazy.”The Giants are asking for a first round pick and more for Beckham and with the contract extension needing to be in play as well, it’s unlikely that the team will find a trade partner. He will likely be signed by the Giants after some negotiations between him and the team and following the investigation of the video in the hotel room. New York has shown interest in signing the elite talent to a long-term deal but the price is not right yet.Next: Bengals receiver B grade for free agency moves by ESPNGreen is a much quieter player than Beckham but feels that Beckham will likely get a deal done in New York. Finding a talent like Beckham, possibly a generational talent is extremely rare and sometimes you have to be willing to put up with a little more antics to keep those players but it’s all a matter of how much their production outweighs the antics. The talks will likely die down soon with the meetings be over and we will all be laughing about this in a couple of months. “That’s stupid. That’s stupid, man,” Green told NFL Network at rapper Quavo’s celebrity flag football game in Lilburn, Georgia, on Sunday. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime, or once-in-a-generation talent, man, and you’ve got to be ready. I think he’ll get paid. They not that crazy.”"