Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Will Odell Beckham Jr. reporting for offseason work change his situation?

Will Odell Beckham Jr. reporting for offseason work change his situation?

Odell Beckham Jr. has been a bit of a headache for the New York Giants, so much so that the Giants reportedly have been fielding trade offers for the talented wide receiver this offseason.

Shurmur said Monday he doesn't know how long Beckham plans to stay with the Giants during the rest of the offseason program. He's professional, and I'damn glad he's now. "He wants to be great", Shurmur said, via the team's official Twitter feed.

Per Josina Anderson of ESPN, Beckham has a flight out of NY scheduled for later in the day, likely heading back to Los Angeles where he lives and trains in the offseason. He understands the importance of the offseason and he's a competitive guy ...

"I just think it's very important that we're very professional, we communicate well together, and then there is going to be a transfer of information", he said.

The best way for OBJ to control this narrative is to come out next season and prove the talk around him doesn't make a difference in his game.

Regardless, Beckham is with the Giants now and should be as we enter the 2018 season, barring any other insane incidents that can push him out the door quicker.

Beckham also wants a new contract, entering the final year of his rookie deal that is set to pay him just shy of $8.5 million. And then I started to see him starting to distance himself a little more, and a little more and a little more.

Quarterback Eli Manning said Monday he "never got too concerned with it", when asked what his reaction was to the trade rumors.

"Certainly that communication is between me and him, " Shurmur said. Until he signs a new contract (with the Giants or anyone), there will be reason to wonder how committed to any cause he'll be. However, he was limited to only four games a year ago, hauling in 25 receptions for 302 yards and three scores. We have a lot of people reporting about him, but it's always been the duty of elders to go back to help them, so that's why I raised my hand and I told him, 'I'm here.

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