Odell Beckham Jr. just became the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL after signing a five-year “mega-extension” with the New York Giants.
Per Ian Rapoport:
The #Giants and WR Odell Beckham Jr have agreed to terms on a 5-year extension worth a whopping $95M, source said. He gets the highest guarantee ever for a WR at $65M and averages $20M over the first 3 years. Nice job by the #NYG and agent Zeke Sandhu getting this done. Win/win.
Odell’s contract trumps Antonio Brown’s $17 million per year average and Bucs WR Mike Evans’ $55 million in total guarantees, Adam Schefter reports.
If you think the Giants giving the bag to OBJ wasn’t a smart move, consider this: In the 47 career NFL games Beckham has played, no receiver over the past fifteen years has had more catches (313), receiving yards (4,424), and receiving TDs (38) over that same span.
If you Giants fans have any concerns about the massive contract causing jealousy within the locker room, this video should put your fears to rest.
Here are some reactions to the contract on Twitter:
One man isn’t so hyped on the deal:
Skip gon’ Skip.