He'll make your jaw drop and bring Giants fans to their feet, but Odell Beckham Jr. isn't restoring prominence to their franchise.
This doesn't mean that OBJ isn't phenomenal -- heck, the dude can downright score from anywhere on the field -- but he shouldn't come close to making $20 million per season. Over the course of his career, Beckham Jr. has recorded three seasons with more than 1,000 yards receiving and 38 total touchdowns. In that same time, the Giants have a 26-38 record.
Despite the lack of team success in that span, New York is ready to reset the market for wide receivers. Although talks haven't developed into anything serious, it seems like the Pro Bowler is destined to break the bank.
With the current value and deals that wideouts are signing, Beckham Jr. could probably see an offer with an average salary of $20 million per season. After all, Brandin Cooks recently agreed to an extension worth $80 million over five years.
Nonetheless, the Giants have to think about the history of the league, especially the success of trouble-making wideouts. There's a reason that Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson, and Randy Moss finished their careers without ever seeing the Lombardi Trophy. Championships are won by great quarterback play and strong defenses, not diva-like offensive weapons.
Whether he's involved in drug scandals or accused of paying for sex, it's transparent that OBJ can't lead the next era for the G-Men.
Odell Beckham Accused of Trying to Pay $1,000 for Sex, Denies Allegations https://t.co/raJqSSSf3c— TMZ (@TMZ) July 24, 2018
Obviously, the Giants need to extend an offer to their best overall player. However, there needs to be some caution during negotiations.
Beckham Jr. is a true generational talent, yet he's also one of the biggest headaches in the league. Do the Giants really want to be paying OBJ an insane amount of money when Davis Webb takes the reigns from Eli Manning?
It's not going to be an easy decision for the G-Men, but it will have several ramifications on the future of their franchise.