OBJ's new deal includes $65M guaranteed.
After months and months of negotiations, the New York Giants have finally agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
According to reports, Beckham Jr.'s new deal is worth $95 million, including $65 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. The deal surpasses Antonio Brown's $17 million per year average and Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Mike Evans, who had signed a deal worth $82.5 million, including $55 million in total guarantees, back in March.
Beckham, 25, missed most of last year after suffering a fractured ankle just four games into the season, as the Giants struggled as a team going 3-13. He has not played so far during the pre-season but is expected to be ready for Week 1
During his first four seasons in the league, Beckham has 313 catches for 4,424 yards and 38 touchdowns, including at least 90 catches, 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his first three professional seasons. According to ESPN, Beckham Jr. was the quickest to 200 receptions and 3,000 yards in NFL history, needing just 30 games to reach each milestone.
OBJ and the G-Men will kick off the 2018-19 regular season on September 9 at home with a matchup against Jalen Ramsey and the Jacksonville Jaguars.