Though he never publicly announced it, the belief around the league was that Beckham - who hasn't played since breaking his ankle last October - was holding out of preseason activities until signing a new contract. He won't have to.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Beckham's new deal is worth $95 million over five seasons. "Something tells me Lions fans would tell me I'm not realistic, even though Tate is entering the final year of his contract and the Patriots might have to do some cap maneuvering to bring him on". His $95m deal also tops the $82.5m (£64m) deal receiver Mike Evans has with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After the news broke of OBJ's massive extension worth $95 million, the G-Men made a decision to throw an absolute party in the locker room, which was led by none other than the talented wide receiver. The $18 million per year in base average of new money sits below only Von Miller ($19.08 million) among non-quarterbacks.
Brown is now under contract through the 2021 but after today's news it is highly unlikely he sees the end of it in its current iteration.
Since bursting onto the scene as a rookie, OBJ has displayed the game-changing talent to tilt the field whenever he plays.
So perhaps it's no surprise that Beckham is making history once again.
Beckham, who in his first four seasons caught 313 passes for 4,424 yards and 38 touchdowns, felt getting a new deal would be just a matter of time.