The day Giants fans have been eagerly awaiting has finally arrived. Ian Rapoport has confirmed that the Giants and Beckham Jr are about to finalize a 5-year extension making him the highest paid wide receiver in NFL history, the contract is worth $95 million with $65 million guaranteed. Odell will be taking the top spot from Buc’s WR Mike Evans who signed a $82.5 million contract back in March.
This contract is well deserved for Odell. He has quickly become a top 3 WR currently in the league, and his staggering numbers through his first 4 seasons have thrust him into GOAT speculations. To clarify that, no one is saying he is the greatest already, but he is on his way to being in that discussion. His career stats so far are: 4,479 yards, 38 TDs and 313 receptions (498 targets).
This deal is great for both sides. The Giants lock up one of the best players on football, and Odell gets the bag he deserves. After an injury riddled 2017 season, both Odell and the Giants will be hoping for an injury-free season.