Giants and Odell Beckham Jr. Agree to New Deal

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    Giants and Odell Beckham Jr. Agree to New Deal

    5 year extension for $95 million.
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    65 mill guaranteed isn’t a bad day at the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkuclubbaseball19 View Post
    65 mill guaranteed isn’t a bad day at the office.
    I think Mike Evans got close to that too.

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    You wonder if he is worth it.

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    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    You wonder if he is worth it.
    He's one of the best receivers in football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    You wonder if he is worth it.
    When I look at how much average NBA players make and how the NFL makes more money than the NBA the answer becomes easy.

    He’s absolutely worth every penny.

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    Kudos to OBJ for getting his deal. I am all for these guys getting as much as they can.

    Now, if I were running a team, would I make OBJ the highest paid NFL WR? Not a chance. Some of it is philosophical in that I believe WRs are greatly overvalued. Name me a WR that leads a franchise to the promised land? It doesn't happen. There are more pressing concerns for a franchise than locking up a WR. We are all jaded because of Fantasy Football into thinking WRs are much more important than they are.

    Fairly or unfairly, these are the things I think of when I think of OBJ.

    - His magical catch in a loss to the Cowboys that put him on the map
    - Super talented
    - Flashy hair
    - His meltdown against Josh Norman
    - His meltdown against a kicking net
    - Chartering a plane to Miami (on his off day) with other players before a first round playoff game in Lambeau, then not producing
    - Pizza story from this summer with the Instagram star and mysterious white powder

    Again, this is the guy you have somewhat handed the franchise over to. Do you want him as the driving force and default leader of a franchise? Hopefully the expectations for him have gone up and he has matured to perform up to his capabilities.

    Again, congrats on the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Kudos to OBJ for getting his deal. I am all for these guys getting as much as they can.

    Now, if I were running a team, would I make OBJ the highest paid NFL WR? Not a chance. Some of it is philosophical in that I believe WRs are greatly overvalued. Name me a WR that leads a franchise to the promised land? It doesn't happen. There are more pressing concerns for a franchise than locking up a WR. We are all jaded because of Fantasy Football into thinking WRs are much more important than they are.

    Fairly or unfairly, these are the things I think of when I think of OBJ.

    - His magical catch in a loss to the Cowboys that put him on the map
    - Super talented
    - Flashy hair
    - His meltdown against Josh Norman
    - His meltdown against a kicking net
    - Chartering a plane to Miami (on his off day) with other players before a first round playoff game in Lambeau, then not producing
    - Pizza story from this summer with the Instagram star and mysterious white powder

    Again, this is the guy you have somewhat handed the franchise over to. Do you want him as the driving force and default leader of a franchise? Hopefully the expectations for him have gone up and he has matured to perform up to his capabilities.

    Again, congrats on the deal.
    Spot on. He's a great player and will produce, but history shows us you don't need or possibly want a WR on your team that is making that much money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    When I look at how much average NBA players make and how the NFL makes more money than the NBA the answer becomes easy.

    He’s absolutely worth every penny.
    Amazing the power structures of each sport.

    MLB: Players run the show. Not very progressive.
    NBA: Seen as a 50-50 split with power, but stars are high profile and structure is seen as progressive.
    NFL: Owners run the show. But it has by-in-large been a well-oiled machine the other sports ($$$) would love to have.

    It has always felt the money in the NBA is right, but the MLB and NFL salaries should be swapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Amazing the power structures of each sport.

    MLB: Players run the show. Not very progressive.
    NBA: Seen as a 50-50 split with power, but stars are high profile and structure is seen as progressive.
    NFL: Owners run the show. But it has by-in-large been a well-oiled machine the other sports ($$$) would love to have.

    It has always felt the money in the NBA is right, but the MLB and NFL salaries should be swapped.
    No doubt. Itís wild to think of how NFL players destroy their body but make considerably less than their counterparts who donít do near the damage to their bodies at all. All of this while working for the most lucrative professional sports organization in America.

    I could throw a conspiracy theory angle in there but thatís a whole other discussion.

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    I think I could stomach making a little less as an NFL player, but the fact that they don't have guaranteed contracts is insane. You have baseball players making $30M a year at age 38 and it's a miracle to get $60M guaranteed in the NFL in your prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    I think I could stomach making a little less as an NFL player, but the fact that they don't have guaranteed contracts is insane. You have baseball players making $30M a year at age 38 and it's a miracle to get $60M guaranteed in the NFL in your prime.
    Differences in unions. The baseball union is viewed as the most powerful in all of sports if not all of unions. They call the shots. One can argue baseball argues is because so much power is given to the players, but that is for another thread. Sorry to derail us from OBJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Differences in unions. The baseball union is viewed as the most powerful in all of sports if not all of unions. They call the shots. One can argue baseball argues is because so much power is given to the players, but that is for another thread. Sorry to derail us from OBJ.
    The Unions are only that powerful if those involved with them let them be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Kudos to OBJ for getting his deal. I am all for these guys getting as much as they can.

    Now, if I were running a team, would I make OBJ the highest paid NFL WR? Not a chance. Some of it is philosophical in that I believe WRs are greatly overvalued. Name me a WR that leads a franchise to the promised land? It doesn't happen. There are more pressing concerns for a franchise than locking up a WR. We are all jaded because of Fantasy Football into thinking WRs are much more important than they are.

    Fairly or unfairly, these are the things I think of when I think of OBJ.

    - His magical catch in a loss to the Cowboys that put him on the map
    - Super talented
    - Flashy hair
    - His meltdown against Josh Norman
    - His meltdown against a kicking net
    - Chartering a plane to Miami (on his off day) with other players before a first round playoff game in Lambeau, then not producing
    - Pizza story from this summer with the Instagram star and mysterious white powder

    Again, this is the guy you have somewhat handed the franchise over to. Do you want him as the driving force and default leader of a franchise? Hopefully the expectations for him have gone up and he has matured to perform up to his capabilities.

    Again, congrats on the deal.
    OBJ has been to every practice and has done everything the team has asked when everyone said he would hold out.

    I think that went a long way towards them trusting him.

    Ive always hoped theyd re sign him. He is the most talented WR in the game. Im pumped to see him out there with Shepherd, Engram and Barkley.

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