Shurmur: Giants Expect Odell Beckham Jr. At Offseason Workouts
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Mar 28, 2018,
Mar 28, 2018, 0:36
Odell Beckham Jr. and New York Giants fans' heads might still be spinning after what turned into a hectic Monday. ESPN's Adam Schefter said the Giants are listening to offers for the receiver during an appearance on "Golic and Wingo" Tuesday morning.
Furthermore, while Mara did say the Gaints are "certainly not shopping" Beckham, he also said that, given New York's 3-13 record last season, no player is "untouchable".More news: Alan Pardew fines player for latest act of insubordination at West Brom
Shurmur met with Beckham in Los Angeles earlier in the offseason when the coach went to California to visit college prospects. "We'll just have to see what happens", said Giants owner John Mara.
When Jones asked him to state unequivocally that Beckham is not available for trade, Gettleman said only, "He's on the team right now". "Hypothetically, I think a player of his caliber can really do everything". Who knows how that video appeared? "I think that's why it's important as coaches and players and anybody who is working together that you get a chance to visit and get to know one another". I really don't think you can know somebody by seeing reports, reading reports, hearing what people think and say. A very charismatic guy. "The only way you get to know somebody is by visiting with them and I got a good sense, a better sense, of who he is".
In four seasons with the Giants, Beckham has 313 catches for 4,424 yards and 38 touchdowns and was named the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year. While upgrading wide receiver is definitely a point of emphasis this year, going all out to land Beckham would mean devoting an overwhelming number of resources to just one position, which is never a sound roster-building strategy.
"That is just another way of saying we're gonna try to do everything we can to make our team better, " Shurmur said.