In a video posted by the Uninterrupted, Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. said that he would like to be the highest-paid player in the NFL.
Beckham had this say in the video:
“It’s like the elephant in the room, and you don’t want to talk about it. But I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I’m like, ‘No, I’m going to … there’s no need to not talk about it. I believe that I will be hopefully not just the highest-paid receiver in the league, but the highest-paid, period,” said Beckham.
Beckham was not at any of the OTAs for the Giants this offseason, and according to reports, it was because of his contract situation.
Whether it’s hanging out on a boat the week before a playoff game, or punching holes in walls after losing to the Packers in the Wild-Card Round. Beckham has had his issues, but there is no denying his ability. In 2016, Beckham had 101 catches, 1367 yards, and 10 touchdowns for the Giants.
If he continues playing well, Beckham will get his money! The 24-year-old Beckham will make $1.8 million next season, and $8.459 million in the final year of his deal.
The Ravens’ Joe Flacco will be the highest paid player next season at $24.55 million, and the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant is the highest paid WR at $17 million.