Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants runs in for a touchdown during their game against Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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Report: Odell Beckham Jr. and Giants Closing in on a “Record-Breaking” Contract

There is “reasonable optimism from both sides” a deal will be done by the start of the NFL season.

If a new report is accurate, Odell Beckham Jr. is about to become a very, very, rich man.

The New York Giants and Beckham have made progress on a new deal for the 25-year-old pass catcher and the sides are close to signing a “record-breaking contract” for an NFL wide receiver.

A new contract for the talented star has been a long time coming, but concerns about the ankle he broke last October and his willingness to be a team player have held things up. The team even considered trading Beckham earlier this summer, but ultimately nothing came of it.

While it’s unknown exactly what kind of money Beckham will receive, his deal will have to surpass Antonio Brown’s $17 million per year and Mike Evans’ $55 million in total guarantees if it is truly going to be a record-breaker.

Negotiations have stalled at times, but “there is reasonable optimism from both sides” a deal will be done by September 9 when the Giants open at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“I definitely think it’s going to work itself out,” Beckham said last week. “When is it going to happen? You don’t know. That is the business side that is new to me in a sense. This is the first time I’ve ever had to deal with this or go through any of this. I believe it will work itself out. It’s a matter of time. Just like everything in life, it’s timing.”

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