Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants is now the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver. It includes $65 million guaranteed and averages $20 million a year over the first three seasons. The deal surpasses Antonio Brown's $17 million per year average and Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Mike Evans, who had signed a deal worth $82.5 million, including $55 million in total guarantees, back in March. He was around in the offseason, even though his participation was limited as he recovered from a fractured left ankle that led to him missing the final 12 games in 2017.
Wickersham would note that the investigator didn't find anything of concern, but it does show how some National Football League teams approach personnel decisions - even resorting to have a different team's player followed.
Judging from this video, courtesy of Sterling Shepard, posted minutes after news of Beckham's extension hit the newswire, it seems the GIants locker room is coping with the news just fine. Then the team that was said to be most interested in Beckham, the Rams, appeared to drop out of the market after acquiring receiver Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round draft pick from the Patriots.
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The Steelers front office had to be watching this closely. But now he's tethered to the Giants in what could be a comeback season for one of the NFL's elite receivers.
The deal opens the door for Beckham to make a return to the field for the September 9 season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Beckham has not played in any of the Giants' three preseason games as new coach Pat Shurmur has taken a very cautious approach with the catalyst to his offense coming off his first major professional injury.