Do you really think Jets GM Joe Douglas, with his measured contact history, was going to a 30-year-old player, coming off the second ACL tear in his right knee, that kind of money?
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said the Jets made a “very competitive” contract offer to WR Odell Beckham before he signed with Baltimore
Fowler quoted a source saying Beckham “probably should’ve been a Jet” based on how close the two sides were to an agreement.
But based on a report by VSIN’s Mike Lombardi, the Jets didn’t offer Beckham anywhere near what the Ravens did.
VSIN’s Mike Lombardi said on Sunday – “The Jets, according to sources I talked to, the Jets were nowhere near that (Ravens) deal.”
Lombardi also said he talked to another team (not the Jets), that was interested in Beckham at a veteran minimum deal.
While a league minimum deal might be a little extreme in terms of underpaying Beckham, you could make the argument that the Ravens went to the other extreme overpaying him.
Ravens GM Eric DeCosta said at Beckham’s introductory presser: “We went into it knowing we were the underdogs. Sometimes the underdog wins.”
Underdogs to whom?
When you give a 30-year-old receiver, with a long injury history, $15 million for one year, you aren’t likely an underdog to anybody.
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