Calling Odell Beckham Jr. a generational talent, former teammate Rashad Jennings said Beckham has every right to try to become the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL.
"Go for it. Why not? Why shouldn't he go for that? He's arguably the best receiver in the game," Jennings told SNY's Larry Ridley. "He's young, he's got a lot of future ahead of him. Go chase it. He's one player that -- he's a generational guy."
The Giants can slap the franchise tag on Beckham for 2019, 2020, and 2021 if they so choose, and while he's deserving of a contract extension, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano recently explained why the Giants shouldn't be in a rush to acquiesce to his demands.
The 25-year-old Beckham missed the majority of the 2017 campaign after suffering a season-ending ankle injury, but the numbers he's put up so far during is career have been eye-popping.
Beckham had 91 catches for 1,305 yards with 12 touchdowns in his rookie season in 2014, followed by 96 catches for 1,450 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2015. In 2016, he reeled in 101 catches for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was a Pro Bowl selection each year.
There were reports earlier this offseason that Beckham wouldn't attend the Giants' offseason activities, but was in attendance for all three days of the Giants' recent voluntary minicamp.
Meanwhile, Giants co-owner John Mara said earlier this week that he hopes a new deal with Beckham will get done.