Giants News: John Mara has given fans Odell Beckham Jr. hope again
Over the past week, there’s been a ton of buzz about the potential of Odell Beckham Jr. joining the New York Jets. A lot would rely on Gang Green getting things done with Aaron Rodgers, though. This has bummed NY Giants fans quite a bit, as they want OBJ to return to East Rutherford to play for the G-Men, not the other team in town.
Leave it to team owner John Mara to give the fanbase some hope in that department. While speaking to the media on Monday, Mara was asked about a potential reunion between Big Blue and Beckham. Not only did Mara say the door is open, but he also said that he would like to see it happen.
John Mara is in favor of the Giants bringing back Odell Beckham Jr.
This really feels like Mara is re-opening the door for Beckham to return to the Giants team facility. Not long ago, plenty of folks had given up on their dreams of seeing No. 13 back in action for New York, catching balls from Daniel Jones. Now, though, Mara has people talking about this going down again.
The fact that Beckham remains unsigned feels like a bit of a surprise. He received plenty of interest late last season, including from the Giants, but he ended up focusing on getting his knee back to full health instead of suiting up in 2022.
After his showcase in Arizona, Beckham reminded teams of how electric he can be on Sundays. If the money makes sense and Beckham is willing to ink a one-year, prove-it deal with the Giants, then maybe this can work. But if he’s eyeing a multi-year contract at a high annual salary, then NY won’t be able to make something happen.
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• It’s also important to note that, per Dan Duggan, Mara was also asked about Saquon Barkley. The Giants and Barkley continue to work on a multi-year deal after the team placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on him. Mara said he wants Barkley to be a Giant for life, but that there’s a limit for how much they can offer him.
• At the NFL team meetings, where Mara spoke, the head coaches gathered for their annual photo. As you might have been able to guess, Giants head man Brian Daboll looked like an absolute boss, donnning aviators for the occasion. You’ve got to love this guy:
• Giants tight end Lawrence Cager turned plenty of heads on Twitter on Monday. Cager tweeted that an MVP season is on the way for Jones, and he added that he’s recruiting free agents for Schoen and Co. The Giants have been busy making changes to the roster in recent weeks, but it looks like more signings could be on the way.