He is set to earn $1.8 million for the upcoming 2017 National Football League season and about $8.5 million for the 2018 season - the final year of his rookie contract with the Giants. Despite Beckham never having been a first-team All-Pro, his age and production history will point his arrow toward being the position's highest-paid player. That honor belongs to Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who scored a five-year, $125 million deal during the offseason.
Of possible contract talks with Beckham, Mara said: "They haven't begun as of yet, but ... they'll happen at the appropriate time". The owner said that it's "a possibility" that Beckham will have a new deal by the start of next year's camp. "That presents certain challenges, but I'll live with those challenges every day of the week to have a player like that".
Beckham spoke to Uninterrupted this week about a variety of topics, including his contractual future in the NFL.
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Perhaps that's where the "hopefully" part of Beckham's comments becomes pertinent, as it could signal his understanding that, while he might want to sit atop the NFL's salary list, it's probably not going to happen.
The highest paid wide receivers this season will be the Cowboys' Dez Bryant and Steelers' Antonio Brown, who are both due to make $17 million, and even they won't crack the top-20 highest paid players in the league, according to EPSN.