In a shocking move, the New York Giants have reportedly traded star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.
Per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Giants have traded their star receiver to the Cleveland Browns.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 12, 2019
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Giants will receive Cleveland’s first-round pick of this year’s draft (17th overall), a third-round pick this year, as well as safety Jabrill Peppers.
Here are the trade terms: Giants recieve a first-round pick in 2019 (No. 17 overall), the Browns' second third-round pick this year and S Jabril Peppers, source tells ESPN. Browns get Odell Beckham Jr.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019
Wow, this comes as a major surprise to the entire fanbase. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has done it. All I can say is, Gettleman better know what he’s getting himself into with this.
Let’s look at the negatives here. Of course, Beckham’s talent on the field is unmatched. In his five years in the league, he’s been a three-time Pro Bowl wideout. He’s been the unequivocal star of the league and for Big Blue at the wide receiver position since he was a rookie.
Gettleman even said after the 2018 regular season that they “didn’t sign him to trade him.”
And here we are, the Beckham saga in New York is over.
Now, let’s look into what the Giants got in return.
They now have the sixth and 17th overall picks in the draft. They could get their quarterback of the future and an offensive lineman or defensive back in the same round right off the bat.
A third round pick helps too. They could look for an offensive lineman that could develop potentially alongside guard Will Hernandez, a successful pick from last year’s draft.
Jabrill Peppers is an athletic safety that potentially has the tools to be an All-Pro defensive back. Having excelled in college at the University of Michigan, Peppers could possibly end up being the “quarterback” of that Giants defense.
Therefore, at least the Giants are bringing back a player in this deal, but I’m not too happy about it.
So long, OBJ.