Skip Bayless: Odell Beckham Jr. is proving he’s a ‘diva receiver’
New York Giants superstar Odell Beckham Jr. was missing on the first day of organized team activities, according to NJ.com. According to Shannon Sharpe, Beckham could be protesting his current rookie contract, which has him scheduled to earn a base salary of just $1.8 million this season.
Sharpe and Skip Bayless reacted to Beckham’s no-show on Tuesday’s episode of “Undisputed”, and Bayless said this is more proof that Beckham is a classic “diva receiver.”
Beckham Jr. vowed on Twitter to work harder than ever this year
The Giants have to be taking this seriously
“[This is a] big deal that could be a very big deal for the New York football Giants, and also could be a big deal for my Dallas Cowboys.
“Anything like this that’s going on with that guy, Odell Beckham Jr., cannot be a little deal for the New York Giants.
“Joy just read you that series of recent tweets, ‘I’m going to work harder than ever!’ Really? You weren’t working that hard before?”
Beckham has often been missing this offseason
“‘More motivated than ever!’ Really, you weren’t really that motivated last year or the year before? I don’t know.
“He says, ‘Words are only words, it’s time for action.’ This is something you have ‘never seen,’ he says to Giants fans.
“And now they have not seen him at Eli’s offseason workouts down at Duke, he disappeared on that one, and then he didn’t come to voluntary OTAs, and now he’s missed the first day of what are supposed to be mandatory OTAs.”
Beckham may not be happy with his contract
“Obviously something is going on with Odell. He’s pouting about something or protesting something. Could it be his contract? Could it be a $1.8 million base in his rookie deal that’s still enforced for the next two years? It could be that.
“Or could it be that Odell is still offended by the notion that he needed help at receiver? They needed some other options to take some of the pressure off Odell. Could it be that they went out and signed a Brandon Marshall and then they drafted Evan Engram, who is a wide receiver of a tight end who can absolutely fly? All of a sudden, Eli’s got…