Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants have agreed to terms on a five-year extension worth $95 million, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Beckham’s deal reportedly contains the most guaranteed money of any wide receiver contract in league history at $65 million.
Getting OBJ signed was really a no-brainer for the Giants. Say what you will about the 25-year-old’s off-field antics but there’s no debating he’s an incredibly productive player. Through four seasons, Beckham has logged 313 receptions for 4,424 yards (14.1 average) and 38 touchdowns. Those numbers would’ve been even better if Beckham’s 2017 season wasn’t cut short due to a fractured left ankle.
For the Eagles, it’s bad news to know that Beckham will be staying in the NFC East. Beckham has amassed 50 receptions for 603 yards and six touchdowns against Philadelphia through seven games. Those figures rank as career highs when you split his stats by opponents faced.
The Eagles may be better equipped to defend Beckham this season than they ever have before, however. Both Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills have had strong offseasons. It’s also worth noting that the Eagles never got to match up Darby on Beckham since both players weren’t healthy at the same time in 2017. Darby helped limit OBJ to only five receptions for 38 yards (a career low 7.6 average) and zero touchdowns when the two players faced off back in 2015.
In order to celebrate this special day, let’s discuss our favorite OBJ moments. I’m sure many of you will pick all the times he’s acted like a petulant child. Mine is when he was lined up to potentially return Jake Elliott’s 61-yard field goal attempt but watched it sail over his head instead. No one got to see the end of the Giants’ 2017 season more up close and personal!