Jay Glazer predicts that the New York Giants will trade their star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason.
On Wednesday, Glazer answered some questions from readers in an article for The Athletic. One of those questions pondered upon his opinion of this offseason’s trade market in the NFL and what it will look like.
“There will especially be trade talks for guys like Antonio Brown (who according to Adam Schefter “officially requested” a trade from the Steelers yesterday,) Odell Beckham Jr., and, of course there will be more of the ongoing Le’Veon Bell saga,” writes Glazer.
Giants general manager Dave Gettleman claimed “we didn’t sign him to [Beckham] trade him,” in his ‘State of the Giants’ press conference after the conclusion of the regular season. However, Glazer doesn’t buy into it.
“I predict Odell Beckham Jr. gets traded this off-season. I think that’s bold enough” wrote Glazer when asked about any bold predictions for the NFL this offseason.
I totally agree with Gettleman here. Do not and I mean do not trade a man you just signed a mega-deal with. Regardless of the money situation.
Beckham is a household name in the NFL, and if the Giants were to trade him, I very well believe Beckham will haunt Big Blue forever. He’ll go to an organization such as the Rams or the Browns and still be a star receiver. And what will the Giants get? A few draft picks that may not come to fruition? A player that may not succeed in the system in New York?
I understand cleaning house and rebuilding with younger players who have the potential to develop a great amount. However, Beckham is still a young guy at 26-years-old. In a few years, the Giants could have him, running back Saquon Barkley and a young quarterback that possibly could be drafted this year.
Imagine this, a Dwayne Haskins/Beckham/Barkley offense at some point? That can’t happen if he’s traded.
Again, don’t do it. Absolutely not.