OBJ Has No Regrets about New Contract Despite Giants' Dismal Season

The New York Giants might be enduring a dismal season but Odell Beckham Jr. has no regrets about penning a new five-year deal with the team.

The G-Men are 1-6 and have lost their last four games, making the prospect of missing out on the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons almost a certainty.

Less than two months ago, Beckham signed a five-year deal worth $95 million, which made him the league's highest-paid receiver and put an end to months of speculation that had seen the 12th overall pick of the 2014 draft linked with a move away from East Rutherford.

As things stand, Beckham has a newly signed contract in his pocket but success on the field remains a distant mirage. For the Giants' wide receiver, however, focussing on what might have been makes little sense.

"It's hard to think about that now and it's really irrelevant to think about now because I'm here and I will be here,'' he was quoted as saying by the New York Daily News.

When asked about whether he had any regrets about signing an extension with the Giants, Beckham replied: "No. I just wish we had a better record than we have."

The former Louisiana State University student has shown signs of frustration this season, hinting the Giants' offense has been holding him back.

"I feel like I'm getting out-schemed," Beckham told ESPN earlier this month, ahead of the game against the Panthers.

"I can take a slant and go 60. All the top receivers get the ball that they should, and if they don't, they say something about it.

"Everything at the moment. It's just everything. It's just everything. Not to say that it isn't going to work. But, right now, I feel like I have to work entirely too hard."

Beckham has hauled in 53 of his 80 targets for a combined 649 yards and just two touchdowns. At 12.2, his yards per reception average is way below the 13.9 he has recorded throughout his career.

The Giants' misfiring offense has hardly helped him, with the decision to stick with Eli Manning in the summer looking more and more calamitous each week.

Dave Gettleman, the Giants general manager, has recognized the mistakes the team's front office made in the offseason and has embarked on a delicate and difficult roster overhaul halfway through the season.

The Giants have been in fire-sale mode this week, trading players to stockpile draft picks and will in all likelihood have a high draft pick of their own.

Cornerback Eli Apple was shipped to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, as well as a seventh-round selection in 2020.

A day later, defensive tackle Damon Harrison headed to the Detroit Lions for a fifth-round draft pick.

While the decision to add draft picks makes perfect sense, it leaves coach Pat Shurmur a less talented roster to work with.

Beckham, however, categorically dismissed the suggestion the Giants might be ready to throw in the towel, despite the season having only just reached the halfway mark.

"You just don't quit," he said. "I really don't know how to quit. As long as I'm here I'm always going to care. Sometimes the process is ugly but there will be better days. Obviously this is not where we want to be but this is where we're at. We got nine more games to do something about it."