Odell Beckham Jr.
The New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers are in pursuit of the services of Odell Beckham Jr. Wide receiver Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants reacts before taking on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 25, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Getty Images/Mitchell Leff

The New England Patriots and the San Francisco 49ers find themselves in a mad scramble for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants. Of the two, the Pats are reportedly the team in hot pursuit of the 26-year-old's services.

Aside from being the more aggressive team, Beckham has been in constant communication with New England star Tom Brady. Both have been exchanging pleasantries and this may be another advantage on the end of the Patriots.

It was just last year when the Giants made it known that they were going to trade Beckham Jr. and that they were listening to all offers, Pro Football Talk said.

As far as the 49ers are concerned, interest in the wide receiver dates back to last season. And it seems that San Francisco is out to revisit all that this coming offseason, CBS Sports reported.

The Giants reportedly want two first-round NFL draft picks for Beckham. The 49ers could offer their second and 36th overall 2019 NFL Draft picks, but it remains to be seen if the Giants will bite. Aside from Beckham, San Francisco has also been linked to Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers as they ramp up the search for a wide receiver to join their club.

Aside from the Pats and the 49ers, the Los Angeles Rams have also been mentioned as interested in Beckham. There is no clear picture as of this writing on which team has the lead over the rest.

Last year, the Giants did come close of trading Beckham to the Patriots. But the sudden interest of New England on the receiver reportedly made New York think twice, likely smelling something fishy in the sudden interest.

Then again, the Patriots have not exactly been great when it comes to drafting receivers. With Beckham undoubtedly one of the best in the game today, one can only imagine how he could fit into Bill Belichick's plays and blend in with Brady. The thought alone is scary considering the Pats are a force to reckon with in the NFL.

Should an NFL trade materialize, the team that comes out of it all will also inherit Beckham's $16.7 million base salary for 2019. This is part of the $90 million contract that the 26-year-old signed with the Giants in 2018.

Beckham saw limited action last season due to a quad injury. The three-time Pro Bowler had 1,052 yards and six scores on 77 receptions in 12 games in 2018.

Since being drafted 12th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, Beckham has accumulated 5,476 yards, 44 touchdowns and 390 receptions in 59 games.