Last offseason, Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. had to see and hear trade speculation about himself, as he was searching for a long-term deal from the team. But, even after signing his mega extension, the same trade talks resurfaced on Wednesday.
The Athletic’s Jay Glazer answered fan’s questions in a mailbag article, and he made his bold prediction for the offseason as the Giants trading away Beckham. Now, this was just a prediction by Glazer, but he has many sources around the league which is why social media went into a frenzy once the article dropped.
Well, that frenzy caught the eye of Beckham, who sent out a cryptic in response. Looks like he’s keeping his mouth zipped shut…
– Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) February 13, 2019
Given this isn’t Beckham’s first rodeo with these sort of rumors swirling around, paying no attention to it and keeping his head focused this offseason is the best bet. This likely won’t be the end of them, either, as is such when a superstar player is mentioned.
At the end of the day, though, Beckham signed a five-year, $90 million extension with the Giants that included $65 million in guarantees. And as SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano points out, the Giants replacing Beckham is no easy task considering his status as one of the best receivers in the NFL.
So, an educated guess would say Beckham continues to don his No. 13 in Big Blue next season. And as trade rumors come and go, he won’t be saying a word…