Colin Cowherd: “Odell Beckham’s contract asking price predictably has changed. Pro Football Talk announced it was $20 million per, but according to sources now it’s down to $15 million, he turns 31 in November. We thought $20 million was absurd and I still think $15 million is way too high for an older, brittle, dramatic wide receiver. Drama is good for TikTok and Instagram, it’s good for the NBA, it’s BAD for football, it’s not your friend. Cam Newton, Baker Mayfield sometimes OBJ, very dramatic ‘look at me’ players. It always ends the same way. Their ‘name’ becomes bigger than consistent production, the player still views themselves as a ‘star’ surrounded by yes men. Ninety percent of teams have no interest at any price, and then the player ends up settling far below what they think they’re worth. In the NBA players have more power because there are fewer starters, and teams cave to their demands. One guy can shift the entire power structure. No one besides the quarterback is worth more than a point a game according to Vegas. OBJ is older, he’s increasingly brittle, there’s a little bit of drama, and he believes his value is greater than it is. Go get a college guy, the NFL gets 30 receivers handed to them every year, and 4-5 of them become instant stars, and another dozen become highly productive by year 2 or 3. It’s not a difficult choice. Drama is not your friend. OBJ still believes he’s a star… in name only. I’d love to have OBJ on my team for $7 million, maybe build in some incentives to get him to 9, 10, or 11. He’s still a very explosive player but 90% of the league is not remotely interested.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Colin Cowherd warn NFL teams thinking about signing ‘old, brittle, and dramatic’ Odell Beckham Jr., as Beckham’s steep asking price is still reportedly fluctuating between $15 million and $20 million per season.
Check out the segment above as Colin explains why ‘drama’ may be edgy and trendy in the NBA when it comes to star players, but says it doesn’t fly in the NFL.