By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Giants have signed wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to a new deal. It is a five-year contract extension worth $95 million.
He will receive $65 million guaranteed. This deal makes him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL with a $19 million per season average.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was previously the highest-paid player at the position. He signed a four-year deal worth $68 million, averaging $17 million per season.
According to Spotrac, Beckham Jr. will receive $58.5 million over the first three seasons. That’s $3.5 milion more than Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans’ $55 million he received in his new deal.
Earlier this off-season, Beckham Jr.’s name was being mentioned as a potential trade candidate. However, management decided to keep their best player.
The 25-year-old star has played the past four seasons with the Giants. He played in just four games last season, including two starts, before suffering a season-ending injury.
He had 25 receptions for 302 yards and three touchdowns.
Prior to his injury last season, Beckham Jr. averaged more than 90 receptions and 1,000 yards per season in his first three seasons.
He has appeared in 47 games, including 44 starts with the Giants. He has had 313 receptions for 4,424 yards and 38 yards.
Beckham Jr. had a career high 101 receptions in 2016. However, his career best yardage and touchdowns came in 2015, as he had 1,450 yards and 13 touchdowns.