Odell Beckham sends free agency message to Giants’ Saquon Barkley
Odell Beckham Jr. wants Giants general manager Joe Schoen to call his agent, and he wants star running back Saquon Barkley to be the messenger.
Barkley, whom the Giants placed the franchise tag on March 7, had quote-tweeted Beckham’s highlight reel from his workout in front of NFL teams in Arizona on March 10, typing, “Still that MF” and adding two emojis with steam from the nose.
“Tell Joe call my agent,” Beckham replied Thursday with a laughing emoji. “I got some more shxt left to do.”
While some NFL players are secretive throughout their free agencies, concealing updates and limiting information that gets revealed, Beckham has remained active on Twitter.
Beckham tweeted Saturday that he was “confused” about a report from ProFootballTalk that said he wants a deal worth $20 million per year, continuing with, “All I’m sayin is 4 AINT enough.”
Earlier in the offseason, he retweeted former Giants teammate Prince Amukamara’s clip from the workout in Arizona, while also thanking USFL quarterback Ryan Willis for participating as his quarterback.
It has been an extension of Beckham’s mid-season free agency tour, when he tried to return from an ACL injury — suffered in Super Bowl LVI while a member of the Rams — that ultimately kept him out for the entire 2022 campaign.
He visited the Giants, Cowboys and Bills, but a deal didn’t materialize.
But this time, two New Jersey teams could be competing for Beckham, a former first-round pick who spent the first five years of his career with the Giants.
According to ESPN’s Dianni Russini, Beckham appeared on an Aaron Rodgers’ wish list that the 39-year-old quarterback gave to the Jets.
Rodgers publicly revealed Wednesday on the “The Pat McAfee Show” that the Jets are the team he wants to play for in 2023, essentially demanding a trade from the Packers to Gang Green.
Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard and tight end Marcedes Lewis were also players alongside Beckham reportedly on the list, and the Jets have since signed Lazard to a four-year, $44 million contract.