For the avoidance of any doubt, the Browns' wide receiver then followed his initial tweet with an even more explicit "We want Beckham". A recently leaked, potentially damning video certainly raised some eyebrows, as did his threats of holding out unless he gets a new contract. Well, Beckham is rehabbing a fractured left ankle and there will be no work on the field for several weeks as the Giants convene next month.
The New York Giants superstar wide receiver reportedly told the team he wouldn't play without a new contract signed before the 2018 season begins. "I'm looking forward to working with him", Shurmur said.
Giants owner John Mara told reporters at the National Football League meetings no player on the roster is untouchable in trade talks. In fact, Shurmur is trying to get to know the lightning-rod 25-year-old and believes the West Coast sit-down was a step in that direction.
Pat Shurmur thinks he's a pretty sharp judge of people. "That's why it's important as players and coaches, anybody that's working together, that you get a chance to visit and get to know one another. Again, when you're coming off a season when you're 3-13 and played as poorly as we played, I wouldn't say that anyone is untouchable". "We all understand that there are certain ways we need to act and certain things we don't want to be doing". It was a good meeting. We want guys that understand the importance of relationships, which means they want to be coached. "They know they are better with a healthy OBJ". "Hypothetically, I think a player of his caliber can really do everything".
Owner John Mara sounded plain mad when talking about Beckham's appearance in a video that may or may not have featured some illicit contraband. "Hypothetically, I think a player of his caliber can kind of really do everything, but like I said, we really don't get into discussing players that are with other teams, just out of respect for tampering and the things that come with that". "So to be clear: I'm not going to respond to questions about either report, and as I stated earlier, every decision I make is going to be in the best interest of the NY football Giants".