Odell Beckham Had Asked for $20 Million A Year from NFL Teams But Had To Change His Mind

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After an eventful offseason, the future of star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. remains up in the air. Beckham, who had initially asked for $20 million a year from NFL teams, has since reduced his asking price, realizing that teams are not willing to pay him that much.

According to ESPN Reporter Dianna Russini, the 30-year old Odell was seeking between $15-20 million per season on his next contract during free-agency but has reduced his asking price now that he sees that type of market just isn’t there for him.

Beckham’s recent history of injuries has also made teams hesitant to invest heavily in him. After suffering two torn ACLs, the 30-year-old receiver’s future is uncertain, and teams are unsure of what to expect from him.

However, Beckham has been trying to prove his worth in recently. He did a workout in Arizona in front of representatives from 12 NFL teams, hoping to show that he still has the skills to be a valuable player on the field.

Many experts suggest that Beckham’s best option would be to sign a one-year deal that offers him a fair salary, as well as extra money for playing time and production. This would give him the opportunity to prove his worth on the field without committing long-term to a team that may not be willing to pay him what he is asking for.

Despite the reports from both ESPN and NBC claiming that Beckham had asked for $20 million a year, he recently denied those reports and tweeted that he believes he is worth more than $4 million.


It is important to note that Beckham has had an impressive career thus far, having been selected to the Pro Bowl three times. He has caught 531 passes for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns in his career, having played for the Giants, Browns, and Rams.

As the offseason continues, it remains to be seen what the future holds for Odell Beckham Jr. Only time will tell if he will be able to secure a deal that meets his expectations and provides him with the opportunity to continue his impressive career in the NFL.