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 Yahoo.com’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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