Finally the Odell Beckham, Jr. contract situation has been put to rest.
The Giants and their wide receiver agreed to a six-year, $95 million contract with $65 million of that guaranteed.
“It’s a five-year extension, six years total,” Gettleman said. “We got him until he’s 108. I never worried whether or not we would get it done. I’m pleased, because the litmus test for a contract is that neither side is ticked off before the ink can dry, and neither side should be ticked off. It’s a very fair deal.”
Beckham was very grateful for the extension. It’s clear that he never wanted to leave the Giants, but the contract made things difficult in training camp, since Beckham hasn’t played and wasn’t without the extension.
“Honestly, I don’t even know how to explain it,” Beckham said. “I don’t know if it’s a relief, I don’t know – it’s a combination of everything. You’ve worked all your life to get to this point and it’s finally here. I have to thank Mr. Mara, Steve Tisch, Mr. Gettleman, coach (Pat) Shurmur, Eli (Manning), all the guys I played with in the past years. Everybody was really a part of this – my mom, my dad, my family, everybody who was supporting me through this. It’s just such an amazing feeling, I can’t even explain. Most importantly, I have to thank God for being able to put me back together mentally, physically, spiritually. This is just truly amazing; I don’t even know the right words to describe.
“It was just a time of patience and waiting and I knew that it would get done, it just was a matter of when and I’m just so happy that it is finally done now.”
The Giants now have three high end toys on their offense with Saquon Barkley and Eli Manning playing with Beckham.
Should make for an interesting season.