The Giants and Beckham agreed to a five-year deal worth $95 million, with $65 million guaranteed that will make him the highest-paid receiver in the game, as first reported by ESPN’s Josina Anderson and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Beckham signed the contract the next day, saying it’s something he’s dreamed about his entire life. (https://www.instagram.com/p/BnBjXZuj7I2/?hl=en&taken-by=obj)
The Giants drafted Beckham with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft hoping to add another target for Eli Manning. Once Beckham took the field, he immediately transformed the Giants’ offense. In the seventh game of his rookie year, Beckham generated a one-handed catch for the ages, fighting off pass interference and the laws of physics for an incredible touchdown. Four years later, it’s still hard to believe this happened.
Beckham finished the 2014 season with 91 catches, 1,305 yards, and 12 touchdowns. In the first three years of his career, he averaged 96 catches, 1,374 yards, and 11.6 touchdowns, emerging as one of the best wide receivers of his generation.
Since “the catch”, Beckham has been the focal point of the Giants’ offense. Beckham is, at worst, the third-best receiver in the NFL. When he’s on his game, there’s an argument for him being the best receiver in the NFL. He’s a threat to score any time when the ball is in his hand.
Odell Beckham makes the Giants unquestionably better. When the Giants drafted Saquon Barkley with the No.2 overall, the plan is to have him alongside Beckham for years to come. The Giants now have a sensational duo for the immediate future, which will make life exorbitantly easier for Eli Manning.