Report: Rams Pursuing A Trade For Odell Beckham Jr.
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Odell Beckham Jr. attends the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
5:25 PM 03/26/2018
Odell Beckham Jr. is being pursued by the Los Angeles Rams, according to several bombshell reports published Monday.
The New York Daily News reports that several NFL insiders have confirmed that the Rams have already opened a dialogue with Beckham Jr about a possible trade. When the Daily News tried to pry a response from a Rams executive, he reportedly only replied, “Whered you hear that?” with a smile.
BREAKING: The Los Angeles #Rams, according to multiple NFL sources, have talked with the #Giants and are pursuing a possible trade for Odell Beckham Jr. to turn him from a Big Apple phenom into a Hollywood star https://t.co/KduwQAkvdI
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) March 26, 2018
Its no secret that Odell Beckham Jr. has caused a headache for the Giants franchise. Earlier this month, a suspicious video of Beckham Jr. in bed with a French model and some suspicious white powder surfaced and caused controversy across the sports world. Just this weekend, Giants owner John Mara addressed the issue.
“Im tired of answering questions about Odells behavior and what the latest incident is. I think he knows what we expect of him, and now its up to him,” Mara said. He later added that the latest video “wasnt helpful,” and after the dismal season the Giants had in 2017, “nobodys untouchable.”
Nobody really suspected the Giants would trade one of their star players until this afternoon, though. If the Rams did try to trade for Beckham, theyd probably have to negotiate pretty heavily for the wide receiver. The Daily News claims that the Rams would likely have to trade for a first-round pick plus. “Plus” hasnt been defined yet but with a high profile talent like Beckham Jr., you can bet he wont come cheap.
Beckham mentioned on Monday that he wouldnt consider signing with a team unless it involved a long-term contract. Sounds like the decision falls in the Rams lap now.
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