Howe's colleague Michael Lombardi took things a step further on Tuesday, reporting that one National Football League team is "convinced" the Giants would trade the star wide receiver for the right offer.
He told reporters a few times this offseason, "We didn't sign Odell Beckham to trade him". Odell Beckham Jr.is a member of the Cleveland Browns. And after months of refusing offers that appeared insignificant, the right price was finally met.
Beckham, 26, signed a five-year megadeal with the Giants worth up to $98.5 million less than a year ago.
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Baltimore cut Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle last week and agreed to trade Super Bowl 47 MVP Joe Flacco to the Broncos . "I would love to be a Raven for life", Suggs said after Baltimore's playoff loss to the Chargers on January 6.
Meanwhile, Bleacher Report's Matt Miller said he spoke to someone who said a 49ers trade for Beckham is still possible. The Pro Bowl wideout, who's 26 now, has topped 1,000 receiving yards in each season that he's played in 12 or more games (four of five). With the trade, the Browns got All-Rookie signal caller Baker Mayfield a legitimate No. 1 option on the outside, pairing him with the team's already existing receiving threats in Jarvis Landry, David Njoku, and Antonio Callaway.
Though his talent is obvious, Beckham has had his share of troubling incidents during his tenure with the Giants.
Beckham tallied 77 receptions for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games for the Giants last season. The Giants lost the game 38-13 and Beckham was held to four catches for just 28 yards.
At the end of the year in his "State of the Giants" press conference, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman noted, "we didn't sign him to trade him".