Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr’s agent in attendance at training camp as contract talks continue
Over the last couple of days, the New York Giants have taken a step forward toward working out a new extension with Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Beckham Jr.’s agent was present at training camp on Thursday, seemingly discussing a potentially new, lucrative contract for the star wideout.
Zeke Sandhu, Beckham’s agent, flew in Thursday morning and spent 90 very public minutes talking with Giants VP of football operations Kevin Abrams as the pair watched the club’s seventh training camp practice from a V.I.P. patio.
Throughout the offseason, Beckham Jr. has maintained that he desires to stay with the Giants long-term, but there wasn’t a serious push from the front office to get a deal worked out. The front office is finally heading in the right direction to resolve the situation given how he has recovered from his surgically-repaired ankle, as well as his commitment to the team despite being in the final year of his deal.
Beckham Jr. has certainly proven with his play on the field that he’s a game-changing talent as one of the top wide receivers in the league when healthy. In fact, he produced at a historic pace in his first three years, becoming the first player to post at least 90 catches for 1,300 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in each campaign. He could have added to that impressive pace had he not suffered a broken ankle last season.
All of this, combined with his improved health, gives credence to the idea that it’s only a matter of time until Beckham Jr. has a new contract in place that makes him one of the highest-paid players at his position, if not the highest-paid wide receiver in league history.