Though the New York Giants publicly remain in support of Odell Beckham Jr. having a long-term future with the team, the leadership isn’t demanding a contract be completed soon.
According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, franchise co-owner John Mara said the Giants are hopeful to keep Beckham but aren’t rushing discussions.
“I wouldn’t say sense of urgency. The contract will get done when it’s supposed to get done. I think that is the [general manager] Dave Gettleman line. I think I’m going to adopt that. All spring, all summer, as long as it takes.”
Beckham is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and his salary will be $8.5 million, according to Spotrac.
However, the 25-year-old is one of the premier receivers in the league. And after earning only $10.5 million through his first four years, Beckham — understandably so — wants a contract commensurate to his ability.
New York dangled him on the trade market this offseason, but it appears the likely move will be a long-term contract with the Giants before the 2018 campaign begins.
Just don’t expect it tomorrow.