New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is reportedly considering a $100 million insurance policy that includes injury protection if he doesn't receive a contract extension prior to the regular season, according to Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson.
Beckham, who suffered a sprained ankle in Monday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday after Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun hit Beckham low, was considering the insurance policy before this week's game.
The 24-year-old receiver has said earlier this offseason he believes he will become the highest-paid player in the NFL, a sentiment Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson agrees with, however Beckham said he doesn't want a contract war with the team and said his focus is on winning a Super Bowl.
The insurance policy, depending on its coverage, could cost Beckham more than $600,000, according to Robinson. A source told Robinson that if a deal isn't completed by Week 1, "he'll take steps to protect himself ... [however] a new deal is preferable to adding insurance."
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo did not offer any more details regarding the extent of Beckham's injury, though Beckham said after the game he felt relieved when X-rays came back negative and added he believes he will be all right.
Beckham, who has caught at least 1,300 yards and at least 10 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons, will earn $1.8 million in base salary this year and $8.5 million in base salary next year, according to Spotrac.