The New York Giants have reportedly finally paid star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. According to multiple media reports, the two sides have agreed on an extension that will pay OBJ $95 million over five seasons with a whopping $65 million in guarantees.
The #Giants and WR Odell Beckham Jr have agreed to terms on a 5-year extension worth a whopping $95M, source said. He gets the highest guarantee ever for a WR at $65M and averages $20M over the first 3 years. Nice job by the #NYG and agent Zeke Sandhu getting this done. Win/win💰
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 27, 2018
Needless to say, Beckham is now the highest-paid wide receiver in the history of the NFL. He surpasses the deal Mike Evans signed with Tampa Bay this past spring. And it’s not close.
Having waited months for this news, Twitter itself had some pretty interesting reactions. Here’s the best among them.
congrats to anyone making jokes about odell beckham jr. or saying the Giants overpaid on outing yourself as knowing nothing about football
— evan romano is 6 feet away (@EvanRomano) August 27, 2018
— Michael Stets (@Michael_Stets) August 27, 2018
Odell Beckham Jr. , calling everyone to tell them about his new record breaking contract: pic.twitter.com/9UF0GYvG1n
— YourSports (@YourSports) August 27, 2018
Odell Beckham, Jr. has now played 47 career games.
Over the past 15 years, no wideout has more catches (313), receiving yards (4,424) or receiving TD (38) through that same period of time in his career. – Field Yates
— DayGeaux (@DayGeaux) August 27, 2018
Otto Porter looking at Odell Beckham Jr’s new contract like pic.twitter.com/AV97s5fPsJ
— P-E Juste (@pejuste) August 27, 2018
Why Odell Beckham gotta buck n jive in the locker room like that after the contract extension? Expecially on camera? Don’t ever let them see you get like that for breaking bread, especially for what you’re worth.
— Furious Styles (@DiscipleXL) August 27, 2018
Odell Beckham when offered his new deal pic.twitter.com/RB16iISOOS
— jpreyno (@jpreyno) August 27, 2018
— Doug 🌍✌️ (@dougclose) August 27, 2018