Giants WR Odell Beckham is still searching for a new contract, but unlike fellow superstars Julio Jones and Le'Veon Bell, he's never threatened a holdout.
When speaking about his contract, Beckham has proven to be publicly reasonable, nuanced and reserved. He hasn't put his name to any outlandish claims nor demands. What goes on with his agent behind the scenes, of course, isn't public knowledge.
"Who doesn't to get more money?" Beckham said, via Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com."Everybody does. You just have to be realistic with yourself. You see what happened over the offseason. You can't really worry about anybody else. Just let them figure it out."
He's got a point-- would you turn down a pay raise?
Beckham is certainly deserving of one. He holds a bevy of all-time NFL receiving records that begin with "fastest to...". He has had at least 90 receptions, 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons before missing most of 2017 with an ankle injury.
He also has had to watch fellow receivers from his Draft Class of 2014 all get paid, including Buccaneers' Mike Evans ($55 million guaranteed) and Rams' Brandin Cooks (five years, $80 million).
Did the star man consider holding out?
"I don't believe in any of that stuff," Beckham said. "I feel like they will get it done when they get it done. Let my agent and them figure it out. I just come out here and try to get all the plays down."
At the end of the day, Beckham's not too worried that a deal will get done.
"I'm optimistic it will all work itself out," Beckham said. "Life always does."