Top NFL receivers off market in $90 million splashes
The top two receivers on the free-agent market are off the board.
They also have ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen entering their second seasons. They are expected to have bigger roles in Jeremy Bates’ offense than they did last year. Former offensive coordinator John Morton ran a very complex system and preferred to have veteran receivers. That kept Stewart and Hansen off the field for much of the year. That should change in 2018.
Gettleman got off to a roaring start, trading this past week with the Rams for Alec Ogletree, who instantly becomes the team’s most accomplished linebacker. Before that deal, the Giants were about $24 million under the newly inflated salary cap of $177.2 million.
Ogletree is on the books to count $10 million on the cap, but the Giants can turn his $7 million roster bonus into a signing bonus and trim more than half off Ogletree’s 2018 cap hit. So, figure the Giants head into free agency about $19 million under the cap.
This is something, a prominent player agent told The Post on Saturday. You’re pulling your hair out. If you’re the agent you’re saying ‘What are you doing to yourself, it’s like you’re destroying your reputation.’
It is up to the Giants �� specifically, co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch �� to decide how much this means. It will be Mara who goes thumbs-up or thumbs-down on a mega-deal for Beckham, who is set to play the 2018 season on the $8.459 million fifth-year option picked up by the team. General manager Dave Gettleman will give any go-ahead for the deal and his assistant, Kevin Abrams, will hammer out the details, but only if ownership green-lights spending what could rise to close to $100 million on Beckham.
A seven-second Snapchat video surfaced Friday showing Beckham lounging in a bed with a woman �C both are fully clothed �C with a pepperoni pizza and some suspicious-looking substances. Beckham looked to be holding a thick, brown blunt in his left hand. Beckham, who did not appear to know he was being taped, can he heard saying I’m trying to get you to sleep with someone to the woman. At the end of the video, the woman is holding a credit card close to a white substance spread on a flat surface.