Does More Money Mean More Pressure for OBJ?
Let's face it, big contract or not, the expectations remain the same for Odell Beckham, Jr.: to perform like a top 3-5 wide receiver in the NFL.
The contract demands were clear for a long time. Beckham, Jr. wanted to be the highest-paid receiver in all of football and the Giants met those demands two weeks before the regular season kicked off. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport broke the news on Monday afternoon and when the details of the deal were announced, it was no surprise OBJ would be dancing in the locker room with teammate Sterling Shepard.
The Giants made the 25-year old electrifying wideout the highest-paid at his position in a couple of ways. Beckham is going to make more per season than the Steelers' Antonio Brown and he's getting more guaranteed money than the Bucs' Mike Evans.
OBJ missed all but four games last season with a broken ankle but his statistics from his first three seasons in the league make it clear that he had earned a monster contract and his attitude this offseason since camp started earned the trust of owner John Mara, GM Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur. Check out our interview with NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport: