Odell Beckham Jr. Wants to Be the NFL’s Highest Paid WR

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Odell Beckham Jr. has loftier goals than being the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver — he wants to be the NFL’s highest-paid player, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

The Giants star wide receiver made the declaration in a video posted by the UNINTERRUPTED on Thursday.

“It’s like the elephant in the room, and you don’t want to talk about it,” Beckham says in the video. “But I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I’m like, ‘No, I’m going to … there’s no need to not talk about it.

“I believe that I will be hopefully not just the highest-paid receiver in the league, but the highest-paid, period.”

Beckham worked out on his own this offseason in Los Angeles instead of attending OTAs and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported through sources that Beckham’s contract was part of the reason he remained away. He ended his absence when he attended mandatory minicamp last month, and was in attendance Thursday for the start of training camp.

Beckham is to make $1.8 million this season. He is set to make over $10 million this year in endorsements separate from his football income, including $5.8 million from his newly-signed Nike deal.


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