Does Odell Beckham Jr. Deserve to be the NFL’s Highest Paid Player?
Training camp is underway, and the Giants' colorful wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is already gaining everyone's attention.
And it's not just about what he's doing on the field. Beckham Jr. not only wants to be the NFL's top paid receiver, but the highest paid player overall.
It’s like the elephant in the room and you don’t want to talk about it. I’ve gotten to a point in my life where I’m like, there’s no need to not talk about it. I believe that I will be, hopefully not just the highest-paid receiver in the league, but the highest paid, period.
The Giants are prepared to talk and make a deal, but it's unclear if they're going to throw out the sort of cash Beckham Jr. is hoping for. According to the NY Post, Beckham will make $1.8 million this season, and $8.4 million in 2018 when the Giants pick up his fifth year option.
Is he worth this sort of money though?
So far, Beckham Jr. has received for over one thousand yards, and had at least ten touchdowns in each of his three seasons in the league. He's also made the Pro Bowl all three years. He could very well be the future of the franchise.
He's had his share of controversies however. Between temper tantrums, fighting, suspensions, plus his poor performance during his only playoff appearance last season in Green Bay.
Beckham Jr. may still have growing up to do. Even Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said so. But are the Giants ready to commit to a player who wants to be the highest paid player in the league?