In the last few weeks, New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has become the center of trade talk around the league. This has created much uncertainty around his long-term future with the organization heading into the final year of his deal.
These trade rumors have stemmed from another questionable decision from Beckham Jr. off the field in a viral video of him possibly being involved in illegal drug use. In light of that, Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver A.J. Green voiced that he believes that the trade rumors surrounding his fellow Pro Bowl wideout are quite appalling, according to Edward Lewis of The NFL Network.
“That's stupid. That's stupid, man,” Green told NFL Network at rapper Quavo's celebrity flag football game in Lilburn, Georgia, on Sunday. “It's a once-in-a-lifetime, or once-in-a-generation talent, man, and you've got to be ready. I think he'll get paid. They not that crazy.”
Through his four seasons in the NFL, Beckham Jr. has proven to be an elite talent in the league at his position behind his record-breaking production. However, it has been his on and off the field behavior that has worn the Giants management thin to the point that his future in New York is seemingly up in the air.
What makes matters more intriguing is that he is in the final year of his deal that put him and the team in a tough position. There is interest toward getting a new extension in place, but his potential demands to be the highest-paid player in the league at his position could be too much for the organization to fully commit to at this point given his most recent questionable actions away from the field
There is a clear recognition from the Giants concerning the game-changing talent that Beckham Jr., but it's a matter of the franchise feeling comfortable with making him a centerpiece of the future with these constant behavioral issues. Only time will tell if New York is willing to go that path.