Pat Shurmur: Odell Beckham will ‘definitely’ be with Giants in 2018
The New York Giants are apparently no longer looking to trade Odell Beckham Jr.
On Tuesday, Beckham showed up for the start of the team’s three-day voluntary minicamp. That was another positive sign after he also attended the start of voluntary workouts earlier this month, and new Giants head coach Pat Shurmur did his best to squash any trade rumors that might still be floating around.
Pat Shurmur: Odell Beckham Jr will “absolutely” be part of team in 2018. They have talked often. OBJ not ready physically to take part in minicamp but is at #NYG.
— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) April 24, 2018
We can assume Beckham still wants a long-term contract extension, but he is obviously doing everything he can to maintain an amicable relationship with the team. Plus, a trade seemed unlikely all along given how much the Giants reportedly wanted in return.
Beckham, who is still recovering from a season-ending ankle injury he suffered last year, should be excited about playing under Shurmur. The former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator helped turn Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen into one of the best wide receiver duos in football last season, so he should be able to create plenty of opportunities for a player of Beckham’s caliber.