Rumors and reports have surrounded Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants all offseason, but first-year head coach Pat Shurmur isn’t adding to the drama.
“I really believe Odell is a professional. He wants to be great. He understands the importance of the offseason. He’s a competitive guy … I’m glad he’s here today.”
Since the end of the 2017 season, Beckham has been a potential trade candidate. New York’s asking price of multiple first-round draft picks appears to have steered teams away, but the Los Angeles Rams were a suitor until acquiring Brandin Cooks.
Knowing that, it’s a commendable decision for Beckham to attend the conditioning program regardless of circumstance. And his new coach certainly appreciates having a great player in the building.