This is what happens when a player set for a long-term deal actually reports to camp with the rest of his team.
Vastly underpaid and still under his rookie contract, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is reportedly making progress on what would be a record-setting deal.
“The New York Giants and their star wide receiver have made progress on what is expected to be a record-breaking contract, sources told ESPN, and there is reasonable optimism from both sides that a deal may get done by the start of the season,” ESPN’s Jordan Raanan reported.
This is somewhat interesting in that the Giants had made it known that they want to see OBJ back at full health before giving him a record-breaking long-term deal. Remember, Beckham missed a majority of last season with an ankle injury.
It was just a few short months ago that the Giants were having discussions with other teams surrounding the enigmatic receiver. Obviously, something has changed on this front recently.
As one of the game’s most-electric players, OBJ’s value to the Giants is already well known. Prior to missing all but four games to injury last season, the former first-round pick put up north of 4,100 yards in his first three years.
Any extension would surpass the five-year, $82.5 million deal Mike Evans signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the spring.