Odell Beckham Jr., Giants Agree On Record 5-Year, $95M Contract

Elena Summers
August 28, 2018

"We got him until he's 108", general manager Dave Gettleman said.

'I never anxious whether or not we would get it done. "It's a very fair deal". According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Beckham's new deal includes $90 million over five additional years - and it could reach a maximum value of $95 million with base-salary escalators that are tied to performance.

Beckham's $19 million average salary would top the $17 million earned by Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The guaranteed money of $65 million is the third-highest in the league behind Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan ($94.5M) and quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Vikings ($84M).

Talks on a new contract began earlier this month after the three-time Pro Bowler reported for training camp on time.

The contract makes Beckham the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver.

"Honestly, I don't even know how to explain it", said Beckham. 'I don't know if it's a relief, I don't know - it's a combination of everything. "You've worked all your life to get to this point and it's finally here".

The Giants added: "Our sensational and record-breaking wide receiver has signed a lucrative contract extension".

The deal opens the door for Beckham to make a return to the field for the September 9 season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Giants' front office has expressed concern over Beckham's tantrums and off-the-field antics over the past few years, but they clearly came around and were willing to make the investment in his future.

Beckham, who turns 26 in November, caught three touchdowns in an injury-shortened 2017 season.

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