Giants co-owner John Mara said last week that the team was prepared to speak with the agents for Odell Beckham Jr. "sooner rather than later" regarding a contract extension. But will that extension be done before training camp ends?
"Depends on how reasonable they want to be," Mara said Wednesday on WFAN's Morning Show with Boomer and Gio.
Mara wouldn't give a timetable last week, either, but said he expected negotiations to start fairly soon -- and that the Giants knew what it would take.
"We obviously want him to be a Giant for a long time," Mara said. "Obviously we know what it's going to take. We think we know what it's going to take to sign him. We'll see if they agree."
Once negotiations begin, it will be clear to everyone that the price will be extremely high, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano wrote last week, noting that most people expect Beckham will emerge as the highest-paid receiver in the NFL, which means he'll get a deal averaging about $18 million per season.
Vacchiano noted that the consensus of many agents around the league is that his deal will end up being around five years, $90 million, with $40 million guaranteed.