Publishe by staff writers, 28 August on foxsports.com.au
THE New York Giants and Odell Beckham Jr. have agreed a new five-year contract extension which will see the 25-year-old become the highest-paid wide receiver in the National Football League, per reports.
Beckham, a three-time Pro Bowler could earn up to $USD 95 million over the course of his new deal, with $65 million in guaranteed money.
Beckham’s new contract comfortably surpasses the $17 million per season being paid by the Pittsburgh Steelers to Antonio Brown, and his guaranteed earnings easily eclipse the $55 million being earned by Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans.
In the first three years of his career, Beckham racked up three consecutive seasons with 90 or more receptions and over 1,300 receiving yards, the only player in NFL to achieve the feat.
Last season his campaign was cut short by an ankle injury, which ruled him out for most of the season; but the deal was a no-brainer for the Giants.
Beckham has not played in any of the Giants’ three preseason games as new coach Pat Shurmur has taken a very cautious approach with the catalyst to his offence coming off his first major professional injury.
It is unlikely that he will play in the preseason finale on Friday (AEST) against the New England Patriots so his first game action since being hurt on Oct. 8 will be against the Jaguars at home on Sept. 10.