"I really feel that Odell can be just a skilled and he wants to be wonderful", Shurmur explained.
It has put he and the Giants in a precarious situation during the ending stages of his rookie contract. NY picked up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal, but Beckham reportedly won't set foot on a football field until he receives a new contract. The Giants likely are angling for a long-term extension rather than the potential trade that has been rumored for the last few weeks. He is a competitive guy.
Shurmur, on what Odell Beckham's presence at Day 1 of the program means: "I'm not overthinking this". "I'll talk to him and give my two cents on everything, but he's got to do what he feels is best for him to get ready and play at a high level". We had already started communicating before all that information kind of got out there and was talked about a great deal. "He's a professional and I'm glad he's here today". From the video of him with what appeared to be multiple drugs, to trade rumors involving the New York Giants and OBJ, to the star wideout reportedly holding out until a new contract is signed.
Quarterback Eli Manning explained he thought it was essential for all to attend the team tasks as a fresh offense has been becoming installed.
"Odell, he's must do what's ideal for him getting able to engage in this upcoming season", Manning explained.
Mara added that nobody on his team's roster was "untouchable", and it wasn't long before Beckham was being linked to the Rams, who ended up trading with the Patriots for wide receiver Brandin Cooks. "We all know the talent that Odell has and what he brings to the football field, and I look forward to playing with him this year and for years to come".
"And when you see this, what Odell is doing to himself - first of all, I'm not just going to call him out, I'm going to call him", Lewis continued. "I'm the coach. I'm just gonna worry about trying to get each and every player, each and every coach as good as they can be, and I'll focus on that part of it".