At What Point Do the Giants Get Sick of Odell Beckham Jr. and His Constant Distractions?

At What Point Do the Giants Get Sick of Odell Beckham Jr. and His Constant Distractions?

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At What Point Do the Giants Get Sick of Odell Beckham Jr. and His Constant Distractions?

With two years left on his rookie contract, 24-year old Odell Beckham Jr. has announced, on the eve of New York Giants training camp, that he wants to be the highest paid player in the NFL.

He’s like a real-life episode of a Ballers episode. Beckham is an incredibly talented – but clueless – me-first millennial who hasn’t won anything, but acts like he’s the greatest show on earth.

Make no mistake: Odell Beckham is already one of the best receivers in the NFL . His 1st three years have put him on track to spend the rest of his career in hallowed company: Jerry Rice and Randy Moss.

But man is Beckham difficult to deal with. His infamous Miami Boat Trip party before last season’s playoff game – in which Beckham was terrible – capped a season in which the team’s GM, coach and 2-time winning Super Bowl QB essentially said Odell had to grow up.

The offseason was fun, too: Manning hosted a passing camp, but Beckham was at the National title game between UNC and Gonzaga. Then came voluntary organized team actives … Beckham was out West working out and hanging out with Justin Bieber. Neither was the end of the world.

But now he tosses a grenade into Giants camp with this silly nonsense about wanting to be the highest paid player in the NFL. Why create a distraction for your team – everyone is going to get asked about it – on the first day? Because it has to be all about you, all the time. Forget about a Super Bowl – I’m sure the Giants would be happy with a playoff win – I gotta get mine.

I floated the idea of trading Odell Beckham Jr. back in January. It still sounds crazy on the surface, but if I were running the organization, I’d see what I could get in return before contract talks turn hostile. Because they will.

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