New York Giants Rumors: Team Picks Up 5th-Year Option On Beckham
When a player like Odell Beckham Jr. comes along, you lock him up for good.
Despite OBJ’s love story with the kicking net and his off the field antics, he’s a once in a generation type of player for the New York Giants.
Big Blue struck platinum with the All-Pro wide receiver out of LSU, and with the All-Pro accolades comes an ego. To play at such a high level week in and week out requires an ego, and a tad of self-confidence.
So, why hasn’t the Giants picked up Odell’s fifth-year option? The answer is, they will. And the rumors flying around stating Big Blue might not want Odell to stick around, is foolery. That’s what we call, “fake news.”
Jerry Reese knows what he has in the LSU product and he surely won’t be letting him walk come 2018.
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Jerry Reese’s Satement
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese was a little hesitant when asked about Beckham’s contract.
"“We are going to discuss that when the time gets closer, we will keep all of our options open with respect to that,” Reese stated."
This is the type of answer that spurs any news regarding Beckham not being re-signed by the Giants. Why would Reese do that? Maybe to distract people from their draft plans for a few days leading up to the draft.
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It’s all planned, and we must trust our logic when it comes to keeping Beckham around for a bit longer.
According to NJ.com’s Dan Duggan, Beckham’s fifth-year option will be “worth approximately $8 million for the 2018 season. The fifth-year option salary for a player picked outside of the top10 is the average of the – third through 25th – highest salaries at a players’ position.”
Reports today have announced that the New York Giants will be picking up the fifth-year option, which is a no-brainer.
It’s safe to assume Beckham will be in a blue and white uniform until he’s well past his prime. Nobody want’s to see a one-handed catch against the Giants, just to remind us of what we let walk.
I’m with Beckham on this one!