The Giants wide receiver caused quite a stir across the league wanting to be the NFL’s highest paid player.
Odell Beckham Jr. recently made comments stating that he wanted to be the highest paid player in the NFL. His comments stem from athletes in other professional sports, getting huge contracts. Most recently NBA point guard Steph Curry signed a $200 million dollar deal worth about $40 million a year. James Harden came right behind him and topped that deal with his own worth $228 million. The NBA owners are writing huge checks.
Many would agree that NFL players are underpaid because of the risk of the sport. One wrong play and your career could be over. More importantly an injury could be life changing. A lot of NFL players feel this way and Beckham is not alone. He may be one of a few to voice this opinion. Odell does feel it is a lot of work and a lot of risk for the game of football. He recently stated in an interview that he is doing this for the players also and not just himself. Do you feel that NFL players should be paid more? Please leave your comments below.