49ers rumors: San Francisco may still make play for Odell Beckham Jr.
It appears as though the New York Giants will be reevaluating the team’s future once again. No, the Giants don’t appear primed to move on from aging quarterback Eli Manning, but rather All-Pro wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
According to a recent report from Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk, the makings of such a trade remain plausible with the 2019 NFL Draft now looming. Jay Glazer of The Athletic was the first to mention the possibility of the Giants trading the prolific pass catcher to the 49ers.
“As the season ended, a sense emerged that the 49ers could renew the pursuit of Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.,” writes Florio. “A month and a half later, that sense persists. The 49ers have had real interest in Beckham for nearly a year; the only question is whether the Giants are willing to pull the trigger. As reflected by last week’s bold offseason prediction from Jay Glazer, the Giants may indeed be ready to do so. The 49ers hold the second and 36th overall picks in the 2019 draft; the No. 2 overall selection would seemingly be a high price to pay, possibly requiring the Giants to send maybe a third- or fourth-round pick back to the 49ers to balance it all out.”
The 49ers previously managed to acquire franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the New England Patriots last year while pairing “Jimmy G” with Beckham Jr. would create quite the bright future for the NFC West franchise. However, it would certainly come with a price.