NFC East Reporter
There’s a lot at stake in the Thanksgiving showdown between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys (4:30 p.m. ET on FOX). The winner gets sole possession of second place in the NFC East. The losers might end up having to fight for their playoff lives.
But it’s after the game and after the turkey when things will really get interesting between these division rivals. Because that’s when the “Beckham Bowl” will really begin.
Both the Giants (7-3) and Cowboys (7-3) are prime contenders to land Odell Beckham Jr., the 30-year-old, oft-injured, free agent receiver who is hoping to find a new team by early December. He plans to visit both teams, multiple league sources have confirmed, and both teams have some level of interest in signing him if he’s fully recovered the torn ACL he suffered at last season’s Super Bowl.
The Cowboys have made a public spectacle of how much they want and need him. The Giants have been more subtle, but they clearly need receiving help, too. And almost everyone around the NFL believes Beckham will sign with one of them, soon.
So here’s an in-depth look at the Battle for Beckham, with the help of various NFL sources, including a peek at the contenders, the financial ramifications, and what kind of prize Beckham really is.
What does Beckham want?
Aside from a chance to play, and to prove he’s recovered from his second ACL surgery in a 16-month span, Beckham wants what he has always wanted: money and attention. As one league source said, “He wants to be wanted,” which explains why the Cowboys wouldn’t stop talking about him until they finally went silent on Tuesday afternoon.
Beyond that, league sources confirmed the report that Beckham is telling teams he wants a deal similar to the three-year, $60 million contract the Bucs gave Chris Godwin in March that included $40 million guaranteed, just three months after he tore his ACL. Of course, Godwin is 26 and has torn his ACL only once.
Will Beckham get what he…
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Publish date : 2022-11-23 18:50:55
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