Latest On Giants, Odell Beckham Jr.

Despite Dave Gettleman saying in January Odell Beckham Jr. was not on the trade market, rumors persisted about the Giants moving their superstar wide receiver.

Gettleman on Wednesday reaffirmed his stance, saying (via Can Inman of the Bay Area News Group, on Twitter) “We didn’t sign Odell to trade him. That’s all I need to say about that.”

Beckham is barely six months removed from the wideout-record five-year, $90MM deal he signed. As presently structured, Beckham’s deal calls for $21MM in 2019 — the highest of the cap numbers involved with this pact. The Giants have a middling $28MM in cap space, but jettisoning their most proven weapon may not be a good choice considering they are planning to bring Eli Manning back next season.

The Athletic’s Jay Glazer predicted a Beckham trade would occur, and’s Charles Robinson does not believe Gettleman’s language locks down the 26-year-old receiver in the Big Apple. But Gettleman again attempted to fend off the trade talk surrounding Beckham, who remains a popular player in the Giants’ locker room.

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4 comments on “Latest On Giants, Odell Beckham Jr.

  1. hmeakem31

    Dave’s a smart enough man to realize Odell is not crucial to that team. They have plenty of weapons that not having Odell will not crumble them. The glaring issues at OL, MLB, and DB need to be prioritized

    • bush5104

      ^^^ THIS. Well said. They’ve proven they can lose with him, so losing without him isn’t unforeseen. Fix the actual problems on this team. While he did forget QB above, let’s not forget that Ciara wants to move to the East Coast. Bring the hubby along with, and problem solved.

    • JJB0811

      If he were so smart, then why not trade him last year rather than sign him to a big deal?

    • gmetwagner

      If you could have the #1 player in any position, WR would be the last position to take. Saquan is the feature. Fixing the OL should be top priority. Trade ODB for a future #1.

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