Report: Patriots Tried To "Aggressively" Get Giants WR Odell Beckham All Last Off seasonPosted: Updated:
For the majority of last year's off season, there was a tremendous amount of trade speculation surrounding New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. For quite some time there was not much hope that we would ever see the twenty-six year old in a Giants uniform again. Instead, the Giants held onto him and gave him a five-year contract extension, making him the highest paid wide receiver entering the 2018-19 season.
As of right now there have been many rumors swirling around the star receiver regarding his future with the New York Giants. However, according to NBC Sports' Chris Simms, the Patriots "aggressively" tried to acquire Odell Beckham Jr. prior to the trade deadline last summer.
The Patriots were so aggressive in trade talks that it prompted the Giants to back off their efforts to trade Beckham, according to Simms.
"You know what really stopped New York from trading Odell? This is what's going to shock people" said Simms. "From everything I know and from multiple sources, the thing that stopped the trade conversation with Odell Beckham Jr. was because the team that was the most aggressive in pursuing him was the New England Patriots" said Simms.
“The New England Patriots were trying to get Odell Beckham Jr. all last offseason,” Simms said. “That didn’t work out, and I think the Giants got cold feet and said, ‘Wait, New England wants him? Uh oh, maybe he’s better than we thought. Maybe we should just keep him on our own instead of it being thrown in our face and him going to win a Super Bowl with the Pats."