The Giants Wouldn’t Actually Trade OBJ – Would They?


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Oct 8, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) during warm up before game against Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL draft is an off-season event in which NFL teams, in reverse order of the number of wins from the previous season, choose eligible players from college football to fill their rosters. Teams can choose any player who has expired his eligibility with his college team, or any player who fills out the necessary paperwork to enter the draft early.

The New York Giants finished their 2017 season with the worst record in franchise history (3-13). With this record, however, the Giants will receive the number two pick in the draft on April 26th. The draft will continue until April 28th.

Rumours have been circulating about the potential idea of the Giants trading one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, Odell Beckham Jr. Some people would go as far to say that Beckham is one of the best players in the entire NFL.

The rumors of Beckham being traded started when a video of him was posted with a model in Paris. The video showed Beckham lying in bed with something that looked like a small cigar in his hand, which led to speculation that he was holding a blunt filled with marijuana. Viewers also noted other drugs that seemed to appear in the camera shot. John Mara, president, CEO, and co-owner of the New York Giants was quiet about the video.

Beckham is trying to extend his rookie contact to a more long term contract extension with the New York Giants. Beckham is hopeful to make more than Antonio Brown’s $17 million per season. Mara found the video unhelpful with Beckham’s situation. Mara went public about his intentions to keep Beckham with Big Blue, however with Beckham entering the final year of his rookie deal and looking to possibly become the highest paid player in the league at his position, there is a lot at stake. Beckham’s plays on the field certainly makes this feasible, as he has already racked up 4,424 yards and 38 touchdowns in just over three full seasons. However, his off-field drama seems to never end.

Beckham is clearly an exceptional player and the Giants would be foolish to let him go. No wide receiver between the ages of 21-25 has averaged more receiving yards (94.1) or receptions per game (6.7) than Odell Beckham Jr.

Beckham is also known for truly loving what he does. He loves the game and he loves to win, who doesn’t? Beckham punched a kicking net on the sideline during his 2016 season, proving he hasn’t solved his anger management issues.

Beckham needs to grow up and become more serious if he really wants to become the highest paid player in the NFL. His rookie contract is coming to an end and the immaturity needs to end with it.

It is unclear what Mara and the rest of the franchise are thinking when it comes to extending Beckham’s contract. Will extending Beckham’s contract and paying him what he wishes pay off for the Giants or cause more problems? We won’t know the answer until we find out if the Giants are going to keep him or not.