One team's trade interest in Odell Beckham got weird

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Though he had long expressed a desire to get a new deal, Beckham didn't make major waves. He won't have to.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Giants and their superstar wideout have agreed on a five-year, $95 million extension, making him the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL.

The average annual value and amount of guaranteed cash are both new records for a receiver and surpass Antonio Brown's $17 million per year average salary in Pittsburgh and the $55 million in total guarantees Mike Evans received from Tampa Bay. Garafolo posted that the pact has a base of $90 million, with $41 million fully guaranteed at signing and an additional $24 million in injury guarantees. "Something tells me Lions fans would tell me I'm not realistic, even though Tate is entering the final year of his contract and the Patriots might have to do some cap maneuvering to bring him on".

Beckham, 25, has been seeking a big money extension over the past few seasons and it wasn't always a certainty that he was going to get one in NY.

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Video of Odell and his teammates appearing to react to the news of the new contract is going viral.

As trade rumors circulated in March, one National Football League team reportedly went as far as to have the Giants wide receiver followed by a private investigator.

The scene was suspicious enough that one team reportedly wanted to do a background check on Beckham, thorough enough to make sure he wasn't using illegal drugs.

The deal opens the door for Beckham to make a return to the field for the September 9 season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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