The Giants will have plenty of pieces to fit together this offseason, and that goes beyond just finding a new head coach and general manager.
The future of Odell Beckham Jr. will also be a central focus for the Giants, and co-owner John Mara would certainly like for his star receiver to be part of his franchise’s forthcoming plans.
Odell Bekcham Jr.’s future is up in the air.
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“I certainly expect him to be a part of this team in the future, but that will be a discussion with the incoming general manager and incoming head coach,” Mara said on Monday. “We’ll make whatever decision is appropriate going forward.”
Beckham, who had season-ending surgery for a fractured ankle he suffered in Week 5, is under contract for next season after the Giants picked up his option for $ 8.45 million earlier this year.
However, the Giants could cut him before June 1 and not eat any dead money, according to overthecap.com.
The talented but diva wide receiver has expressed interest a new deal and even said he should be the highest-paid player in the league before his season-ending injury.
John Mara said he expects Odell Beckham Jr. to remain a part of the Giants’ future but that such a decision will also be up to the incoming GM and head coach.
Beckham has been mostly quiet since his injury, but with a new general manager, head coach and possibly quarterback on the horizon, his status with the Giants is certainly not a sure thing.