It would take a lot to pair OBJ and the Rams. First, L.A. would need to bowl over the Giants with an offer. Then New York would have to admit they’re in full-on rebuild mode and don’t want to pay Beckham for the long-term. Then the Rams would have to decide whether to give the mercurial but uber-talented receiver a massive contract extension.
Hmm, I don’t want to say all that, he said with a smile, per The Times. That’s my boy.
Unless sides pull the trigger on a massive, landscape-changing deal, that’s all Beckham and Gurley will be: boys, not teammates.
As a practical matter, the ultimate deadline arrives in Week One, when Bryant’s $12.5 million salary becomes as a practical matter guaranteed. But the Cowboys also assume the risk of owing Bryant his full pay for the year the moment he shows up for the offseason program, since that’s when any season-ending injury occurring on team premises would guarantee his pay. So the sooner they make a decision, the better. It could be that they’re going to wait and see who they may be able to get in the draft before making a final decision on whether to seek a pay cut, how much of a cut they want, and whether they’re willing to cut him if he says no.
It would take a huge haul to pry Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants, but the team’s decision to not put the kibosh on trade talks will keep rumors flying.
The team rumored to be most interested in acquiring the game-changing receiver is the Los Angeles Rams. Sean McVay’s team is deep into all-in mode this offseason, and it’s believed its interest in possibly acquiring OBJ is real, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.