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Ever since his epic one-handed grab in 2014, Odell Beckham Jr. has been recognized as one of the league's most electrifying players—and he's also one of its best. The 25-year-old missed most of last season with a broken ankle, but in the season prior, he hauled in 101 passes for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Now, after a prolonged back-and-forth, Beckham and the New York Giants have reportedly finalized a massive contract extension.
The #Giants and WR Odell Beckham Jr have agreed to terms on a 5-year extension worth a whopping $95M, source said. He gets the highest guarantee ever for a WR at $65M and averages $20M over the first 3 years. Nice job by the #NYG and agent Zeke Sandhu getting this done. Win/win💰— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 27, 2018
Beckham receives the most guaranteed money ever given to a wide receiver.
The figure that matters most: Odell Beckham Jr. gets $41M fully guaranteed (at signing), per @RapSheet. That beats out Mike Evans’ $38.2M fully guaranteed (at signing) for most ever given to a WR in NFL history.— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) August 27, 2018
Antonio Brown, who will make $17 million this season, was the highest-paid wide receiver in the league. Next on the list: Mike Evans ($16.5 million), then DeAndre Hopkins, then Brandin Cooks (both at $16.2 million).
Beckham, a three-time Pro Bowler, was nowhere near the top as he was set to earn under $3 million this season. That hierarchy has changed, with Beckham (who will average $20 million per year over the first three years of the deal) vaulting to the top—and his fellow Giants receivers seem to be thrilled for him.