After a brilliant workout showcasing his fully healthy knee, Odell Beckham Jr. is riding high knowing that so many teams have strong interest in him. However, plenty of organizations will be sure to lose some of that said interest once they find out how much the standout receiver is hoping to make per campaign.
According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, OBJ is looking for a deal worth $20 million a year. In his prime, Beckham was 100 percent one of the most electric players in the game. However, he missed all of the 2022 season due to his torn ACL suffered in the Super Bowl the season before with the Rams.
There’s simply no way anyone is going to want to give him that kind of a contract. For NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen, if the $20 million is true, he and the Giants will surely look to invest elsewhere this offseason.
Odell Beckham Jr. asking for $20 a million a year is way over the top
As sharp as Beckham looked in his workout, this is still a guy who is trying to work his way back from a serious knee injury. Beckham received plenty of interest late this past campaign, which included him meeting with Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll. There was some hope from the fanbase that he’d sign.
However, Beckham didn’t ink with the G-Men and there was actually a lot of buzz that he’d end up signing with the Dallas Cowboys for their postseason run. That didn’t end up happening for him either.
Looking ahead to this September, Beckham is going to want to get back on the gridiron and remind people of how spectacular he can be with the ball in his hands. However, he’s going to need to consume some humble pie, as the latest news on his contract expectations don’t make a ton of sense.
Giants supporters would love to have him back with Big Blue, but it would have to be at the right price. Otherwise, we’ll be seeing Beckham suit up for a new team in ’23.