Beckham Jr. denies asking for $20 million a year
Despite being one of the hottest names available in the free agent market, wide Odell Beckham Jr. has yet to find a new home after sitting out the 2022 season.
While many believe Beckham still hasn’t signed because he asked potential suitors for $20 million a season, the three-time Pro Bowler set the record straight on Twitter on Saturday.
“I’m so confused where the quote of me that says I want 20 comes from,” Beckham tweeted. “All I’m saying is 4 IS NOT enough.”
It’s hard to say which is more shocking, whether Beckham would demand $20 million after missing a full season or that a potentially interested team only offered him $4 million a year.
Speculation over Beckham’s asking price dates back to the 2022 season, but Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reaffirmed the reports last week, saying the wide “still has that figure in mind”.
Beckham hasn’t played since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in Super Bowl LVI with the Los Angeles Rams. He flirted with a comeback in the 2022 campaign, visiting several teams including the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants, with whom he started his career in 2014. However, Beckham ultimately remained a free agent throughout. throughout the season.
Earlier this month, Beckham held a training session in Arizona, looking like his old self. Beckham was cutting a dime, running smooth lanes and getting up to snatch passes through the air, showing no ill effects from ACL surgery a year ago.
In addition to the Giants and Bills, the Rams, Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, Browns from Cleveland and the San Francisco 49ers were present, according to CBS Sports jonathan jones.
Even with many teams interested, a signing doesn’t seem imminent. However, a reunion with the Giants could gain momentum. This week, Beckham told Giants running back Saquon Barkley via Twitter to reach out to general manager Joe Schoen, saying he had “more to do” in New York.