Odell Beckham Jr. Says He Wants to Be Highest-Paid NFL Player


Antonio Brown will make $19 million next season and $17 million annually on average.

The Giants receiver took time before training camp to shoot a video for UNINTERRUPTED, saying he does not just want to be the highest-paid National Football League receiver - he wants to be the highest-paid player.

"I believe that I will be hopefully not just the highest-paid receiver in the league, but the highest-paid, period". He's eligible for a fifth-year option as well, which would pay him almost $8.5 million in the 2018 campaign. To say his career is off to one of the more impressive starts we've seen is an understatement, and now he's making it known he wants to be compensated as one of the best.

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A new contract is likely to make Beckham the highest-paid receiver in the National Football League, whenever and wherever he eventually signs. The LSU product, picked 12th in the 2014 draft, broke Randy Moss's record for most receiving yards in a player's first two seasons, and he tied college teammate Jarvis Landry, now with the Dolphins, for the most receptions through three seasons. It seems very unlikely he could become the highest-paid player in the NFL-that territory belongs to quarterbacks (Derek Carr's recent deal was for $25 million a year).

Beckham could top that with his next contract. Eight quarterbacks and two pass rushers make up the top 10 highest-paid players in 2017, and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco ($24.55 million) is now the league's highest-paid player this season, according to Spotrac. The Falcons' Julio Jones tops the position in total contract size with a $71.25 million contract over five years.

That's a not-so-tough break we'd all like to catch.