It’s going to be a lot of fun to watch Barkley opposite of Ezekiel Elliott for the next decade (likely all contests will be on Sunday Night Football), but the premier runner isn’t the only potent weapon on the Giants.
New York boasts perhaps the best wide receiving group in the NFC East when you consider that they have Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and tight end Evan Engram. Eli Manning is going to do everything in his physical power to ruin that, but the fact remains that they have a lot of interesting toys.
One of those toys has a permanent spot on the shelf, at least for the foreseeable future. On Monday the Giants finally gave Beckham the long-term contract he’s been after, and they didn’t hold anything back.
The #Giants and WR Odell Beckham Jr have agreed to terms on a 5-year extension worth a whopping $95M, source said. He gets the highest guarantee ever for a WR at $65M and averages $20M over the first 3 years. Nice job by the #NYG and agent Zeke Sandhu getting this done. Win/win— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 27, 2018
There’s no questioning that Odell is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, but $65M guaranteed is an awfully large chunk of change to give him. The team will likely be looking for a new quarterback in the coming years and he figures to be part of that growth, but if you thought there was a chance that the Cowboys could avoid seeing him twice a year, think agin.