There do not appear to be any indications that Odell Beckham Jr. trade rumors will go away any time soon.
The Athletic's Jay Glazer, who sparked the conversation last week with his bold prediction that the Giants receiver would be traded this offseason, doubled down on his prediction in his Friday mailbag and revealed why it is not such a far-fetched idea.
Per Glazer, it was Giants head coach Pat Shurmur who had to convince the team to re-sign the star wide receiver and that he would be able to keep the circus at a minimum.
Shurmur accomplished the first part as the Giants inked Beckham to a record-contract last summer, but the latter proved to be a little more difficult.
"During the season, Beckham had a sit-down interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson (and Lil' Wayne) that became yet another big controversy," Glazer wrote. "He was asked about Eli Manning, that answer wasn't great; he was asked about how he felt about playing in New York, that answer wasn't great. Yes, my prediction that he'll be traded is a bold one, as the question and answer stated, but if you look at the history, why is it so shocking?"
Glazer also notes that the Giants have several holes to fill on their roster, and if they are able to get a big haul for Beckham, they can fill those holes and build around 22-year-old AP Rookie of the Year Saquon Barkley.
As for the other Beckham rumor -- that the Patriots were interested in trading for him -- Glazer pointed out that it was no secret New England was in the market for a bonafide No. 1 wide receiver.
Despite all the rumors, there are plenty of reasons why the Giants would not trade Beckham, as SNY's Ralph Vacchiano outlined last week.
Beckham also appeared as if he had strong feelings about some of these rumors, tweeting out an emoji with a zipper across the mouth following Glazer's initial prediction.
Yet Glazer is not backing down but acknowledges that a lot must materialize for such a trade to happen.