Rodger's Take: Giants Shouldn't Trade OBJ

Rodger's Take: Giants Shouldn't Trade OBJ

Rodger's Take: Giants Shouldn't Trade OBJ

Shurmur called Odell Beckham Jr., who spends his offseason out in L.A., and the two met for a good while.

For the avoidance of any doubt, the Browns' wide receiver then followed his initial tweet with an even more explicit "We want Beckham". Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport on Monday, Beckham "will not set foot on a field without a new contract".

"I'm looking forward to working with him". "He told me his favorite restaurants in town". In fact, Shurmur is trying to get to know the lightning-rod 25-year-old and believes the West Coast sit-down was a step in that direction. Pat Shurmur was pretty blunt about the issue too.

"I think it's important that you get all the information", Shurmur said. "And we want guys that understand what it is to be a good teammate". "I think it's important, especially in the player-coach relationship, to get to know him". "They know they are better with a healthy OBJ". "He's been an outstanding player, especially his first three years". "Hypothetically, I think a player of his caliber can really do everything".

So, how much would it take to get Beckham wearing a Panthers uniform?

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Beckham's reported stance is being made public just one day after Giants owner John Mara said he is "tired of answering questions about" Beckham's behavior and refused to say that "anybody is untouchable". Let's not forget Beckham is one of the best players in the National Football League, that plenty of teams would love to have, even with all the baggage.

The star wide receiver has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately.

Per Ralph Vacchiano of, Gettleman said the Giants need to focus on "eliminating internal and external distractions" but added he was "not going there" when asked if he wanted Beckham to remain on the team.

"We don't talk about anybody that's on contract with another team, but I think if there is one thing that you can appreciate that we've done this offseason and the way we look at it organizationally is, there's no trade that we wouldn't explore or look into if we feel like we could upgrade as a team", McVay said via USA TODAY.

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