Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. is reportedly prepared to hold out if he and the team are unable to agree on a contract extension.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday it is his “understanding” that OBJ “will not set foot on a field” until an extension is in place.
From @gmfb: My understanding is that #Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr will not set foot on a field without a new contract extension agreed to — with the #Giants or any team. … This comes a day after owner John Mara said no one is “untouchable” in trade talks.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2018
Beckham is set to enter the final year of his deal, and he will make around $8.5 million in 2018 as part of his fifth-year option.
Last summer, in an interview, Beckham said he wanted to be the highest-paid player in the NFL.
That was before a fractured ankle limited him to just four games in 2017.
Beckham has not come without distractions, though, as he received various fines for on-field antics and caught flak for being part of a Giants’ wide receiver being on a boat trip in Miami prior to a January 2017 playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Also, a video leaked showing Beckham with a brown cigarette while a woman lying next to him handled a white substance with a credit card.
On Sunday, Giants owner John Mara said that no player is “untouchable” when asked about the possibility of trading Beckham rather than giving him a new contract, per ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert.