Odell Beckham Jr. went on file Saturday in Minneapolis that he needs the Giants to get his contract extension executed and expressed confidence it might occur this offseason with one 12 months remaining on his rookie deal.
“Hopefully to get it executed,” Beckham instructed NJ.com on the pink carpet of the NFL Honors present of his mindset on an extension this offseason. “It is that point simply to get it over with. I actually need to do it so I can transfer previous it. It is an excessive amount of sitting round considering, ‘The place am I going to be at?’
“I have to know the place I can begin shopping for furnishings for a home,” Beckham added. “I need to have a spot set the place I do know, ‘OK, that is residence. I can all the time return to residence.’ So it is just a bit intermediate course of proper now. I am positive it can get labored out.”
Beckham, 25, is scheduled to earn $eight.four million on the fifth and last 12 months of his rookie contract. Final offseason he sat out the entire Giants’ non-compulsory, OTA practices earlier than returning for necessary minicamp in June and coaching camp in July.
Simply earlier than coaching camp, Beckham mentioned he wished to turn into the highest-paid participant in NFL historical past, however he reported and performed on a $1.eight million wage and ended up spraining his left ankle in Cleveland within the preseason earlier than breaking the identical ankle in Week 5 in opposition to the Chargers.
Beckham mentioned he is been inspired by his rehab however finds it robust to be affected person as a result of he is so desperate to go full velocity.
“I do not know a proportion, however I am really doing actually good,” Beckham instructed NJ.com. “(Medical doctors) inform me to decelerate as a result of I have been out for thus lengthy and I am able to go, I am able to go. Now I can see the place the psychological half is available in so far as being affected person and realizing you’ll be able to’t push an excessive amount of proper now or it is advisable to push extra. Simply type of discovering that stability, so I am really doing actually good.”
In a enjoyable second, NJ.com additionally mentioned Beckham and the Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt — whose 2017 season ended after solely 5 video games resulting from a damaged leg — challenged one another to a pleasant competitors in 2018.
“Comeback Participant of the Yr?” Beckham mentioned.
“It is gonna be the battle of a lifetime, brother,” Watt answered.
They’re going to have loads of competitors for the award given all of the season-ending accidents that impacted distinguished gamers this previous NFL season, together with the Eagles’ Carson Wentz, the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, the Colts’ Andrew Luck, the the Texans’ Deshaun Watson, the Cardinals’ David Johnson, the Vikings’ Dalvin Prepare dinner and the Chiefs’ Eric Berry, amongst others.
Beckham mentioned he didn’t know if negotiations had begun on his extension.
“My agent most likely is aware of,” Beckham mentioned. “I do not actually speak to him about it but.”
Co-owner John Mara mentioned at head coach Pat Shurmur’s introductory press convention in January that the Giants meant to get a deal executed finally however indicated it wasn’t a precedence at that second and added that he first wished Beckham to satisfy with Shurmur to speak about how the Giants should “act” from right here on out.
Shurmur mentioned just lately that the assembly went nicely and Beckham agreed on Saturday.
“I feel we’ve an understanding of what we need to do,” Beckham mentioned. “Simply to speak to him and being with a man who simply loves soccer, I watched what he did in Minnesota and it was thrilling, so I am undoubtedly wanting ahead to that.”
Beckham additionally sounded optimistic about his assembly with new GM Dave Gettleman, who has a popularity as a no-nonsense negotiator and decision-maker from a few of his strikes parting from veterans in Carolina.
“It was nice,” Beckham mentioned. “He looks as if a straight-shooter. We solely met as soon as, however from the dialog you’ll be able to type of have an understanding of who an individual it. It looks as if that is going to be a really enjoyable 12 months.”