New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s agent Zeke Sandhu has left the New York area with no deal in place after face-to-face meetings with the team last week, a source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Sounds like the #Giants and Odell Beckham Jr. are far apart on a contract extension. Per @JosinaAnderson, the #Giants are currently valuing OBJ below the $16M per year Sammy Watkins is getting in Kansas City.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) August 6, 2018
A team source told Anderson that agent Zeke Sandhu and the Giants worked diligently to consummate a deal but could not agree on Beckham’s market value.
The Giants are currently valuing Beckham at a total average annual value below Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins, who has an average annual value of $16 million in his current deal, a source told Anderson.
On Saturday, Beckham said at a news conference that his contract situation is trending in the right direction.
Odell Beckham Jr is the only player in NFL history to record at least 90 receptions & 1,300 receiving yards in each of his 1st three seasons.
Despite playing just 4G in '17 after being placed on IR w/a an ankle injury, his 38 career TD catches are still 2nd in the NFL since '14.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 6, 2018
It’s clear OBJ should be one of the highest paid receivers in the NFL. He’s a game changer each time he steps onto the field. This is the part of the game that makes players resent their employers.