Odell Beckham Jr. hopes to sign by end of November
Odell Beckham Jr. wants to trim his current roster of potential teams — which include the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers — as soon as possible and make a decision by the end of this month, league sources told ESPN .
Each of these teams are expected to be at least a contender for progressing in the postseason, an area where Beckham helped the Los Angeles Rams win last season’s Super Bowl.
The Rams and Green Bay Packers might also have figured prominently on Beckham’s list, but the further both teams fall out of playoff contention, the less likely Beckham is to choose a contract with either of those franchises.
Beckham wants to play for a contender, and league sources predict his eventual compensation package could be proportionately similar to some of the free-agent deals signed by other recipients like Chris Godwin and Mike Williams last offseason, which averages $20 million a year .
NFL evaluators believe Beckham’s talents are at least on par with the likes of Godwin and Williams, not to mention his marketability, which could only help his leverage. If Beckham played the final quarter of the season at similar pay splits to Godwin or Williams, he could make about $5 million for the rest of that season.
The teams also believe Beckham is looking for a multi-year deal, which could potentially give them additional flexibility in structuring a deal that would work for both the free-agent receiver and his new club.
Beckham is also almost ready to play as Dr. Neal ElAttrache – the doctor who performed the surgery on his injured knee – is ready to release him for all activities.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/35012972/sources-odell-beckham-jr-hopes-sign-end-november Odell Beckham Jr. hopes to sign by end of November