Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants is now the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver.
The Giants on Monday announced they have signed Beckham to a five-year contract extension that will keep the three-time Pro Bowler with the franchise for another six seasons.
"We got him until he's 108 http://www.indianapoliscoltsteamonline.com/quincy-wilson-jersey ," general manager Dave Gettleman quipped. "I never worried whether or not we would get it done. I'm pleased, because the litmus test for a contract is that neither side is ticked off before the ink can dry, and neither side should be ticked off. It's a very fair deal."
The signing comes less than two weeks before the season opener against Jacksonville on Sept. 9 at MetLife Stadium.
Beckham's $19 million average salary would top the $17 million earned by Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers. His $95 million deal also tops the $82.5 million deal receiver Mike Evans has with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Beckham, who missed most of last season with a broken left ankle, was scheduled to make $8.4 million in the final year of his rookie contract.
Beckham had said early in training camp that he was taking a risk practicing without a new contract. It paid off.
"Honestly, I don't even know how to explain it Dion Dawkins Jersey ," Beckham said in a statement. "I don't know if it's a relief, I don't know 鈥?it's a combination of everything. You've worked all your life to get to this point and it's finally here."
Beckham felt getting a new deal would be just a matter of time.
"I knew that it would get done, it just was a matter of when and I'm just so happy that it is finally done now," he said.
Beckham has not played in any of the Giants' three preseason games as new coach Pat Shurmur has taken a very cautious approach with the catalyst to his offense coming off his first major professional injury.
It is unlikely that he will play in the preseason finale on Thursday against the New England Patriots so his first game action since being hurt on Oct. 8 will be against the Jaguars at home on Sept. 9.
A lot has been written about Beckham's contract situation since the end of last season. There were reports the Giants were involved in trade talks with the Rams and many wondered whether co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch wanted to spend a lot of money on a player who also created some disturbing news off the field.
Beckham annoyed many by going to Florida for a boat outing with teammates before a playoff game after the 2016 regular season. He then played poorly in a one-sided loss to the Packers.
His reputation took another hit when a video was posted with him in a room where a hand-rolled cigarette was visible. A woman next to him had unidentified white powder on a nearby table.
During this past offseason, Beckham seemed to mature. He worked hard to overcome his injury, stayed out of trouble and developed a good relationship with Shurmur. He also said all the right things when asked about getting a new contract.
Beckham's agent Zeke Sandhu spoke with assistant general manager Kevin Abrams for almost two hours on the patio overlooking the field during a practice earlier this month.
San Francisco 49ers receiver Victor Bolden has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The league announced the ban on Friday. Bolden will be eligible to participate in the offseason and preseason games and can return to the active roster on Oct. 1 Womens Josh Norman Jersey , following San Francisco's fourth game.
Bolden said in a statement that he unknowingly used a substance on the NFL banned list. He said he takes full responsibility for not verifying the ingredients of the supplement and will be better educated in the future.
Bolden spent last season on special teams where he returned 19 kicks for 396 yards and four punts for 23 yards.