Josina Anderson of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network are reporting that the New York Giants and superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. have agreed to a historic 5-year, $95 million contract extension, including $65 million in guaranteed money.
The news was first reported by the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Kim Jones.
The #Giants and star WR Odell Beckham Jr are closing in on a 5-year, mega-extension that will make him the highest paid receiver in the NFL, sources tell me and @KimJonesSports. Well-deserved. Should be done soon.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 27, 2018
Then, we quickly found out that the deal was done.
Breaking: #Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr has now agreed to a 5-year extension that makes him the highest paid WR in the NFL on a $95M max deal, $65M total guaranteed.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 27, 2018
Done deal. Odell Beckham, Jr. will get a five year, $95 million extension from Giants, confirms @RVacchianoSNY.— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) August 27, 2018
He is now the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. https://t.co/ER1WmPV5TY pic.twitter.com/lH4rZWoAXd
At one point this offseason it didn’t look as though this would be a given, as reports surfaced that the team was flirting with the idea of trading Beckham before the draft. However, he quickly formed a strong bond with new head coach Pat Shurmur, extending every olive branch to the team he could. In a season in which Julio Jones, Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Donald, and Khalil Mack have all held out, Beckham showed up to most of the OTAs and has done everything the Giants have asked.
Now? Well, the locker room seems excited by the deal.
Full details have yet to be released, but there have been some reports.
More details on Giants WR Odell Beckham's new 5-year deal: It's fronted with a $20 million signing bonus. And Beckham gets $52.7 million over the next 3 years (correcting a figure from earlier, which only accounted for new years).— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 27, 2018