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Giants Make Beckham The Higest-Paid WR In NFL History
As's Kevin Patra framed it, Odell Beckham didn't want to set foot on the field until he got a new contract.

He won't have to.

The New York Giants and Beckham have agreed to a five-year, $95 million contract extension, according to multiple media outlets. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport notes that Beckham gets the highest guarantee ever for a receiver at $65 million and averages $20M over the first three years.

Antonio Brown's $17 million per year average and Mike Evans' $55 million in total guaranteed money were the top benchmarks at the receiver position.

The 25-year-old Beckham was entering the fifth and final year of his rookie contract, with a base salary of $8.4 million.

Beckham, coming off a season-ending ankle injury, has been deemed healthy this offseason, with the Giants targeting Week 1 to unleash their star receiver. Now he'll have a new contract to boot.

Patra went on to remind readers that since bursting onto the scene as a rookie, OBJ has displayed the game-changing talent to tilt the field whenever he plays. A tantalizing combination of speed, route running acumen, jump-ball ability, and sticky hands, Beckham can make even the best defensive back's head spin.

Beckham's worth to the Giants was underscored by his absence in 2017. Without Beckham's ability to single-handedly turn simple slant catches into big-play scores, the Eli Manning-led passing game became one of the least-efficient attacks in the NFL last year.

Meanwhile, though he hasn't participated in any preseason action, Beckham remains on track to open the season 100 percent. He did take part in joint practices with the Detroit Lions before the second preseason game, allaying any fears fantasy owners might have about the star receiver.

That leaves us to focus on how dynamic, dangerous in the red zone and difficult to cover (anywhere on the field) he is.

You should also consider Beckham's potential in an offense now featuring Saquon Barkley and new head coach Pat Shurmur's play calling.

Bottom line? Beckham is locked in right behind the Antonio Brown-DeAndre Hopkins tier.