The Giants are a team in flux after firing Jerry Reese and Ben McAdoo in December, but now that they've hired Dave Gettleman as their new general manager, their future is beginning to take shape. On Friday, Gettleman met with reporters and addressed the future of players like Odell Beckham and Eli Manning. He didn't make any guarantees, but he indicated that he wanted to re-sign Beckham and didn't rule out keeping Manning around for another season. Let's start with Beckham, who lost his 2017 season to an ankle injury in Week 5 and is entering the final year of his rookie contract. When Gettleman was asked about re-signing Beckham, he acknowledged that it would be the wise decision. "It makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?" Gettleman said, per ESPN. "You know [former Giants general manager] Ernie [Accorsi] told me something a long time ago. Don't quit on talent. Don't quit on talent." Over the summer, Beckham said that he wanted to be the highest-paid player in all of football, which could complicate matters. There's no doubt that Beckham is one of the game's best receivers. Since he entered the NFL in 2014, he ranks second in touchdown catches. His 94.1 receiving yards per game is the second-highest average in NFL history. The Giants would be foolish to let Beckham leave, but that doesn't mean they'll be keen to give him the most lucrative contract in NFL history. Maybe they're concerned about his "distractions." For what it's worth, Gettleman said he wasn't bothered by the incident between Beckham and Panthers cornerback Josh Norman in 2015. Gettleman was the Panthers' GM at the time.
New Giants GM on re-signing Odell Beckham: 'It makes a lot of sense'
CBS Sports | Dec 30