New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr. Not Ready To Quit Yet

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Sep 9, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) during warmups before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Even if the New York Giants organization is quitting at this point in the season by trading away players such as Damon Harrison, top receiver Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t ready to quit. Beckham talked to the New York Daily News recently and, of course, one of the things that came up was the team’s fate this season. Always the competitive player, Beckham’s mood seems different from the mood surrounding much of the team.

“You just don’t quit. I really don’t know how to quit. As long as I’m here I’m always going to care. Sometimes the process is ugly but there will be better days. Obviously this is not where we want to be but this is where we’re at. We got nine more games to do something about it,” said Beckham.

One thing that Beckham also mentioned was his contract, which because of its size, ensures that he’s one of the few players that will not be at risk of a trade during the ongoing fire sale. Beckham was asked if he regretted signing the contract now that the Giants are 1-6 to start the season, but had a reassuring answer for Giants fans.

“No. I just wish we had a better record than we have.”

It’s an interesting answer because before signing the contract, Beckham was linked to a trade with the Los Angeles Rams who are currently undefeated. Beckham would surely have bigger numbers and the Rams offense would almost certainly score even more than it already has, which is a big contrast from the current New York Giants offense that cost the team the game against the Atlanta Falcons with its poor output.

“It’s hard to think about that now and it’s really irrelevant to think about now because I’m here and I will be here,” Beckham also said. And that’s the truth. With his contract, Odell Beckham Jr. is set to outlast some of the other big name players on the team such as Eli Manning. He’s the key player on offense that the Giants will build around going forward, along with running back Saquon Barkley, so it’s good to know that even with the way the season has gone so far, his mind is still on the New York Giants and not on what could have been with the L.A. Rams.