New York Giants: Is the team considering trading Odell Beckham Jr.?
The New York Giants hold the number two pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. While many expect them to take a QB, things have changed in recent days. The team traded away long-time veteran, Jason Pierre-Paul and are now having a conflict of interest with star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Now, I am no way saying that the Giants would take a receiver at number two. There is not worth one taking that high. However, could the Giants consider including OBJ in a trade down?
Owner John Mara and the rest of the New York Giants organization has become increasingly frustrated with the off-field antics of OBJ. This, along with OBJ’s recent contract statements could lead to the Giants searching for a partner.
There are several QB needy teams in this year’s draft. The Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, and Miami Dolphins all could look to land a QB. Thus dangling the number two pick and Odell Beckham Jr. to one of these teams could be interesting. Nonetheless, the question then becomes would one bite on OBJ?
Recently, Odell Beckham Jr. has been the question mark of a video that possibly involves the use of drugs. Not knowing the outcome of this video could result in teams shying away from a trade with the New York Giants. At least for one that includes the star WR.
Another thing that has come out is that a new team would have to be willing to negotiate with OBJ. He has stated that he will not play in 2018 without a new deal. That would be with the New York Giants or any other teams. Thus, a new team would have to reach an agreement on a long-term deal.
Of the teams listed above, the Cardinals make the most sense to me. Odell Beckham Jr. could play with the veteran Larry Fitzgerald. Fitz could become somewhat of a mentor for OBJ. Hence, get him to calm down and understand how his antics not only hurt him they also hurt his team.
Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the best receivers in the NFL. In fact, his services would be welcome on any of the 32 teams around the league. However, they may not want to antics that have come along as of late.
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