Giants’ Odell Beckham Says It’s Time For New Contract
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman just joined the team but he has a tall task ahead of him in the form of working out a contract with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham has some lofty demands, expecting to be paid like some NFL quarterbacks, around $20M per season, ahead of Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown’s contract of $17M per season, tops among all receivers in terms of pay.
Beckham’s goal is to get a deal done.
“Hopefully to get it [a new contract] done,” Beckham said, per NJ.com. “It’s that time just to get it over with. I really want to do it so I can move past it.
“It’s too much sitting around thinking, ‘Where am I going to be at?’ I need to know where I can start buying furniture for a house. I want to have a place set where I know, ‘OK, this is home. I can always go back to home.’ So it’s just a little intermediate process right now. I’m sure it will get worked out.”
Giants co-owner John Mara said last week the team would “get something done at the appropriate time” in regards to Beckham’s contract (h/t NFL.com).
As of now, the sides are not close, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo but Beckham is already happy about meeting Gettleman recently.
“It was great. “He seems like a straight-shooter. We only met once, but from the conversation you can kind of have an understanding of who a person is. It seems like this is going to be a very fun year.”
We’ll see how things go moving forward.