Odell Beckham Jr’s future with the New York Giants has been subject to plenty of speculation in recent times, and things have heated up to the point where he reportedly plans to hold out if not given a new contract.
Well as talk of Beckham wearing out his welcome within the Giants organization continues, a report from the New York Daily News says that the Los Angeles Rams have already discussed trading for one of the best and entertaining wide receivers in the league. According to Pat Leonard, “the Giants’ asking price in a prospective Beckham trade is starting at a first-round pick plus. The ‘plus’ is the negotiable part, but the meaning is that it likely won’t require two first-round picks to get it done.”
While the Giants aren’t actively shopping Beckham, team owner John Mara said that no one is “untouchable” after a horrendous 3-13 record, which unfortunately saw Beckham’s season cut short after breaking his ankle in October. They don’t want to trade OBJ, but whatever drama they’re dealing with may have reached its boiling point.
Beckham’s fifth-year option nets him $8.46 million. He obviously wants to be paid like he’s one of the most valuable players in the game, so any talk of the Rams trying to get him would mean that they’d surely have to give him what he wants. It’s already been a stupidly high-profile offseason for the defending NFC West champions, as they’ve acquired corners Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters in trades, sent linebacker Alec Ogletree to the Giants, and pass-rusher Robert Quinn to the Miami Dolphins.
This is just one report from one New York-based journalist, so let’s not freak out over Sean McVay potentially having Beckham in his offense just yet.