Odell Beckham has been absent from Giants OTA’s and for good reason, as the star wide receiver wants to be paid as such.
Beckham – who has two years remaining on his rookie deal — is expected to command a “huge” salary that will be record-setting for a receiver, per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.
Raanan believes thee 24-year-old’s extension will eclipse that of Antonio Brown, who signed a four-year, $68-million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers in February.
Beckham’s deal will likely have an average salary in excess of $20 million per season, and a total package of more than $100 million — likely bigger than the $113 million that the Lions gave Calvin Johnson in 2012.
Beckham would be the first non-quarterback to push past that barrier of $20 million per.
Beckham has done more than exceed expectations after being taken 12th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft — as he’s been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his three seasons and has caught 288 passes for 4,122 yards and 35 touchdowns over that time — with his rookie year when he had 91 receptions, 1,305 yards and 12 TDs as his worst.