ORLANDO – Odell Beckham Jr. calls Los Angeles home in the offseason and soon could live there all year round.
The LA Rams, according to several NFL sources, have already talked to the Giants about whether they could trade for the dynamics of wide receivers, turning him from a Big Apple phenomenon into a Hollywood star.
A Rams manager, approached by the Daily News at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes on Monday afternoon, declined to comment, but smiled crookedly and did not deny it. "Where did you hear that from?" The exec said.
The News has learned that the price of the Giants in a prospective Beckham trade begins with a plus in the first round. The "plus" is the negotiable part, but the meaning is that it probably does not take two first-round picks to make it.
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Rams GM Les Snead and head coach Sean McVay would not comment if they were approached by the news on Monday. But Snead is one of only two GMs who have ever traded with Dave Gettleman as Giants GM, and the other is the Jason Light of Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who has just re-signed his own wide-out Mike Evans to a mega deal.
LA is a tantalizing and logical place for Beckham considering all factors.
Offensive guru McVay inflamed the league last season as a rookie head coach, but he lost a deep threat to tall receiver Sammy Watkins to the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency and was still able to use a real # 1
The Rams are building a new $ 2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood, California. , for an NFL season debut in 2020 (the team is also trying to sell licenses for stadium seats, with the most expensive license reportedly being at $ 100,000), so Beckham's star power would help open the new digs with a bang.
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And they have a young, talented quarterback in Jared Goff, who also plays cheap at a rookie contract. And this financial flexibility could allow the Rams to sign both Ndamukong Suh, a defender of the free agent with whom they reportedly signed a one-year contract, and Beckham after concluding a deal with New York  Beckham has no no-use clause, but his familiarity and affinity for the area may help him acclimate better than he would in other markets. His star power as an NFL and Nike icon would shine brightly in a large media market like LA, though he left the bright lights of NYC behind.
The Rams could give the Giants the 23rd overall score in this year's first round, a later round pick and maybe a wide receiver / kicker Tavon Austin, who only a year on an $ 8 million cap, stayed behind on his restructured deal. Austin, 28, is dynamic but did not see much action in McVay's offensive in 2017.
The Rams – who pursued Beckham earlier this week – could easily get a lot of competition after Giants Co John Mara essentially invited the bidders on Sunday by cracking Beckham's behavior and refusing to see OBJ in the coming season Giant to commit.
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to throw gasoline into the fire on Monday morning, allegedly that he will not set foot on a pitch without a long-term contract extension, no matter which team he plays for. And now the news can tell, the Giants are sitting back and – while they are not actively buying OBJ – they are bidding.
And do not make a mistake: while the Giants are in the midst of a cultural overhaul and rebuilding themselves directly impact their decision to trade OBJ, there are many other NFL teams who will see Beckham differently – as a game breaker who is worth the risk of a long-term deal for the potential reward.
Eliminate the NFC East and the Jets as potential suitors of course. The Giants will not trade Beckham in the division or let the jets win with their former star in their own stadium and make them look bad. But that leaves many parties, led by the Rams, but also other possible fascinating landing pads:
– The San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Shanahan could throw the league on fire with Jimmy Garoppolo throwing OBJ. GM John Lynch showed in last year's draft that he is a more than willing trading partner, and San Fran owns the ninth overall selection this year as well as the sixth and tenth round three. The Giants already have the second and fifth picks in the third round and could dominate the board when the 49ers pack a one and a three.
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– The Buffalo Bills: GM Brandon Beane worked with Gettleman in Carolina, so there is an existing relationship. Beanes and Sean McDermott's club could also have the best stock capital to swing a deal. He has the 12th and 22nd overall selection in the first round and also two second graders. Beckham would help AJ McCarron and probably a rookie quarterback draft pick immensely.
– The New England Patriots: Imagine the G.O.A.T. to throw OBJ. Bill Belichick will probably be in the next few days.
– The Baltimore Ravens: Let's be honest, the Ravens need a broad receiver each year.