Odell Beckham Jr. has reportedly told people close to him that he wants at least $20 million per year in his new contract, per NFL Network's Mike Garafalo.
The star wideout has said that he wants to be the highest paid player in the league, but that won't happen with quarterback money continuing to rise by the year. But, if he does end up getting a deal worth his desire price tag, he would be the highest-paid wide receiver in the league, surpassing Antonio Brown's $17 million a year.
"I know that Odell Beckham has told some people that he wants some really significant numbers," Garafalo said. "...It's not gonna be top quarterback money, because top quarterback money is going through the roof.
"...He's in the 20s. From what he has told people close to him, he wants to be in the low 20s."
Beckham may want it, but Garafalo doesn't know if the Giants would be willing to go that high. However, his production over his rookie contract certainly doesn't warrant the money he has been making.
In his four seasons, Beckham has totaled 4,424 yards on 313 receptions with 38 touchdowns. He was the fastest player in NFL history to reach both 200 career receptions, and 4,000 receiving yards back in 2016. That and many other franchise and NFL records have been broken by Beckham over his early career.
The only problem, though, is that his future is uncertain right this moment. Coming off an ankle injury that ended his 2017 season, Beckham looks to be returning to full health, as he has been seen working out thanks to his posts on social media. But showing the Giants he is fine on the field will be the test before co-owner John Mara owns up to his statement that he wants Beckham to be a Giant for life.
This season, Beckham will make $8.4 million as the GIants picked up his fifth-year option on his rookie deal.