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Giants news, 3/29: Odell Beckham dominates, but there are other stories

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Odell Beckham Jr. discussion continuues to dominate the headlines, but there are also some other stories of interest worth noting. Let’s take a look.

Giants make their point, now the ball is in Odell Beckham’s court | New York Post
Your move, Odell.

The ball is in your court … for now.

Will you ask for the moon in contract negotiations and force the Giants to reluctantly trade...

12-point argument for Giants trading Odell Beckham Jr. | Is staying put too awkward now? | NJ.com
Should the Giants trade Odell Beckham Jr. rather than give him a long-term contract extension? It's a question polarizing the NFL and its fans.

Rang: Why I project Josh Allen to go No. 1 | NFL Draft Scout
--- The Sports Xchange --- Ranking a player is different than projecting a player, which is why NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang has USC qua...

Why Josh Allen is Worth a Top Five Pick

The new reality of quarterback economics dictates that if a quarterback is worth a first-round pick, he’s probably worth a top five pick. Even a simply adequate starting quarterback such as Sam Bradford or Case Keenum is to get is going to get 18-20 million dollars per year on the open market. In the rare event that an above average starter hits the market, we saw this year that a fully guaranteed contract setting the top of the market will be in order. Nick Foles will surely get a contract that will make him one of the highest paid players in the game.

On the other hand, the 2011 CBA set rookie contracts so low, even in the top five, that players selected in the first round are among the cheapest starting options at their position in the league. That effect is amplified for quarterbacks because even average starters get paid more than the elite players at other positions. A rookie starter at quarterback gives a team a four-year window of massively increased cap flexibility. This added advantage offsets the additional bust risk of early-drafted quarterbacks compared to other positions.

If Allen’s accuracy and overaggressiveness causes him to make too many mistakes, big and small, his career could easily follow the trajectory of Blake Bortles, who still got 18 million dollars from Jacksonville for 2018, and the Jaguars were still able to make it within one play of the Super Bowl with Bortles as their quarterback, in part because of the players they were able to acquire with the additional cap room.

How Odell Beckham rumors hijacked the NFL, and what comes now | New York Post
ORLANDO, Fla. — When approached at an elevator bank by two reporters early Sunday, off to the side of the well-appointed lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Grande...

Odell Beckham Jr. Dances to 'Leave Me Alone' in Instagram Video Amid Trade Rumors | Bleacher Report
Odell Beckham Jr. has recently been the subject of trade rumors and allegedly appeared in a controversial video , making for quite the week in the headlines...

Adam Schefter Reveals Giants Asking Price In Odell Beckham Jr. Trade

What would it cost to trade for New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.? - NFL Videos
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report on what it would take from a team to trade for New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

The Patriots should make a play for Odell Beckham
The Giants’ star receiver would come with baggage, but his sublime talent would be worth handling it.

How Giants ripped off the Band-Aid with Ereck Flowers | New York Post
ORLANDO, Fla. — This is what is called tough love.

Pat Shurmur, the new Giants head coach, met Ereck Flowers over the phone, calling him the day the...

Corey Widmer, a former New York Giants linebacker, turns down honor
Citing concussions suffered while playing football, former Giants LB Corey Widmer declined a nomination to the Montana Football Hall of Fame.

Giants Draft Quarterbacks, Eli Manning in 2018 | SI.com
It isn’t the ‘safe’ move. Unless they absolutely love one of the quarterbacks on the board at No. 2, GM Dave Gettleman should look to do what he was likely brought in to do: build a team that can win now

One Drive with the 2018 NFL Draft Quarterbacks - Inside The Pylon
You have one drive to score a game winning touchdown using the 2018 NFL Draft QBs. What play designs do you use for each? Mark Schofield has the answers.