John Mara mentioned Friday that he needs to Odell Beckham Jr. to know “how we’re gonna act” beneath new head coach Pat Shurmur earlier than signing him to a contract extension.
“We’ll cope with that on the applicable time, however that’s not essentially proper now,” Mara mentioned after Shurmur’s introductory press convention of negotiating an extension for Beckham, 25, his star receiver. “I’ve mentioned earlier than many instances that we wish him to be a Large, and we’ll get one thing achieved in some unspecified time in the future in time. However I would like first (for) Pat to sit down down with him and them to have an excellent understanding about how we’re gonna act going ahead. And I’ve lots of confidence that that’s gonna work out effectively. However we’ll see.”
Mara’s lukewarm tone on Beckham’s future is noteworthy contemplating Beckham is coming into the fifth- and ultimate possibility 12 months of his rookie deal and final offseason skipped the entire Giants’ voluntary OTAs within the offseason to make some extent that he wished negotiations on an extension to start.
Beckham is coming off surgical procedure on a damaged left ankle and is severely underpaid in comparison with his market worth primarily based on his manufacturing however has made a number of selections — from his 2015 road struggle with Josh Norman and suspension, to the notorious Boat Journey previous to the 2016 playoff dud in Inexperienced Bay, to pretending to pee on the sphere like a canine in Philadelphia this season — which have both affected the staff negatively or no less than forged it in a foul gentle.
Shurmur praised Beckham’s expertise and burdened he wished to get to know Beckham personally. However Friday’s tone from possession and the coach was rather more glowing comparatively on Eli Manning’s future, with Shurmur saying of the quarterback that he thinks “he’s acquired years left.”
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