By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Giants have been rumored to be In in dealing their star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. However, according to NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones, a trade “probably won’t happen.”
The 25-year-old star has said that he will not play the 2018 season unless the two sides work out a long-term extension. Giants co-owner John Mara said on Sunday that he did not envision the team trading their best offensive weapon.
Beckham Jr. is in the final year of his rookie contract. He wants to receive a big money deal, like the Pittsburgh Steelers have to their star wide receiver Antonio Brown.
The Los Angeles Rams inquired with the Giants about a potential trade for Beckham Jr. New Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry — Beckham’s LSU teammate — was hoping that his new team would reunite the two once again.
Beckham Jr. has brought a lot of headaches to the team. During Fashion Week in Paris, he was reportedly caught in a video with a woman, who was allegedly snorting coke, while he was caught on video smoking a joint.
The Giants were also winless after Beckham Jr., along with teammates, were on a boat in Miami prior to their 2017 playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Yet, despite all that, Beckham Jr. brings a personality to the game that very few receivers bring to the game today. He played in just four games this season before suffering a fractured ankle.
He had 302 receiving yards and three touchdowns prior to his injury.
Beckham Jr. is one of three players in NFL history, who surpassed 4,000 receiving yards in his first 47 games. Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss accomplished the feat first, while Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones also accomplished it.
He has appeared in 47 games with the Giants, including 44 starts. He has had 313 receptions for 4,424 receiving yards and 38 touchdowns.
His career-best season came in 2015 when he had 1,450 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. His career-best season for receptions came in 2026 when he had 169 receptions.