Giants News: Odell Beckham Jr. did NY a huge favor by signing with the Ravens

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We can put the Odell Beckham Jr. rumors to bed - he's not coming back to East Rutherford to play for the NY Giants after all. On Sunday night, Beckham agreed to terms on a new one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens worth up to $18 million. There's no way NY would have matched that.

However, with Baltimore inking Beckham to this new head-turning deal, it brings in a stud wideout for Lamar Jackson. Could this lead to Baltimore looking elsewhere in the first round of the NFL Draft? We think so, which is key for the Giants.

Odell Beckham Jr. signed a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens

Later this month, Baltimore is ahead of NY, as the AFC North side holds the No. 22 pick in the first round. With the G-Men at No. 25, and both teams needing a stud wideout, the expectation was that Baltimore would grab someone like Quentin Johnston, Jordan Addison or Zay Flowers ahead of Big Blue.

However, Beckham signing with the Ravens changes things quite a bit. Plenty of experts and analysts still think that the Chargers will end up taking a WR1 when they're on the clock, and the same can be said for the Minnesota Vikings. However, Baltimore may look at a different position with OBJ in town.

Beckham's $15 million guaranteed is pretty eye-opening. Again, the Giants were in no position to get that done for him. However, the good news as well is that we don't have to see Beckham back in New Jersey playing for the New York Jets. Also, his signing with Baltimore could end up helping out Schoen later this month.

At the end of the day, it always felt like a long shot that he'd come back to play for the G-Men and catch balls from Daniel Jones. For a while, a lot of people thought OBJ would end up playing for the Jets - go ahead and chalk this up as another loss for them. Brutal.

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