EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If there was any belief that the New York Giants were tiring of Odell Beckham Jr.’s act, throw that line of thinking out the window. It’s not happening. If anything, the Giants are ready to throw all their chips (or in this case, real Benjamins) into his corner.
This was as clear as a cloudless sky on Friday after the Giants completed their first training camp practice of Beckham’s fourth professional season. Co-owner John Mara doubled down on the star wide receiver.
“He’s going to get paid a lot of money at the appropriate time. You can argue that the appropriate time is now, but you can argue both sides of that, I guess. It’ll happen when it happens,” Mara said.
He later added:
“He deserves to get paid — we’re going to pay him, it’s just a question of when we enter into the contract, and I don’t have a timetable on it right now. I just don’t think there’s any need to rush into it. He’s going to end up getting paid at some point.”
The Giants see the kind of star Beckham has become. It has them entranced. He’s their modern-day Lawrence Taylor and their most marketable player.
He’s also a lightning rod with his sometimes irritable act and celebrations. That tends to rub outsiders the wrong way. But Beckham’s teammates and the decision-makers in the organization aren’t bothered. They’re sold, even if he’s constantly making headlines with his actions, words, tweets or Instagram posts.
“I would say it is unlike anything. Lawrence Taylor was…
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