Von Miller Says Odell Beckham Jr. Should Be The “Highest-Paid NFL Player Ever” Despite Injury
It’s not often that an NFL player says that a fellow NFL player should not only be paid way more than them, but should be the highest paid player in history.
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller truly believes that New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. should be paid handsomely. During an interview with Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, Miller stated despite OBJ’s recent injury, he should be the highest paid player EVER.
“Odell (Beckham) should be the highest-paid player ever in the National Football League. He should be the highest-paid player ever, regardless of position. That’s just the type of player he is. It doesn’t matter if it’s quarterback, offensive line, receiver. It doesn’t matter. The type of impact that he has on the globe, the type of viewers that he brings — just him as a player. That makes up for him not playing quarterback. So, he’s a once in a lifetime player. Definitely deserving.
“There’s no reason that he won’t come back and be the same type of player. That’s just one of the guys that you invest in. When you get a guy like that, that’s the guy that you invest in, that you want to keep around for his whole career.”
Miller has no doubt Odell can come back from his recent ankle surgery and be better than ever.
“I talked to him and it’s just a tough situation,” Miller said. “Every elite player in the National Football League has to overcome some type of injury once or twice in their career. The type of person that Odell is — I know him personally, so I know that he’s going to come back even stronger and better.”
Beckham won’t hit unrestricted free agency until 2019.