By Ben GolliverThe New York Giants need a new quarterback, but they won’t be one with Odell.
The Giants are looking to sign Odell, a four-time Pro Bowler who has a $25 million guaranteed, but a recent report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter has the team thinking differently.
ESPN’s Mike Garafolo has the latest.
More: Odell is “one of the better quarterbacks in the league,” a source told ESPN, and the Giants’ decision to go after him could have been more in line with what they’d like to do.
Schefter’s report, however, was based on hearsay and speculation.
While it’s hard to tell exactly what the Giants are thinking, we can at least take a look at how the organization feels about the situation.
It’s not surprising to see a team that’s been around for more than 20 years with a quarterback in their first five drafts looking to take a chance on a quarterback who is just 28 years old.
This could be the last chance the Giants have for Beckham in New York, and it could be an opportunity for him to leave his hometown of Miami.
The franchise has been struggling for years with the quarterback position, and Beckham has not made the necessary improvements to make the team better.
This is not the first time the Giants looked to add a player at the position.
The team took Jake Locker with the third overall pick in the 2010 draft, but he didn’t live up to expectations.
The last time they added a quarterback was in 2009, when they selected Geno Smith in the second round.
Smith, who was coming off a disappointing sophomore season, was released after one year.
Beckham went undrafted, but his agent has told ESPN he wants to sign with the Giants.
The Giants are unlikely to let Beckham go unless they see him improve in 2016, when he will be in his second year of eligibility.
The team would be wise to avoid taking a chance with the player with Beckham’s $25.8 million salary cap hit.
The deal would be the Giants third-highest contract for a quarterback.
That would make sense if the team thinks they’ll need a quarterback soon.
They have a new offensive coordinator and a new quarterbacks coach in Tom Coughlin and Chip Kelly.
But the quarterback situation has been one of the Giants biggest holes.