The Odell Beckham Jr experience in New York has come to an end after a tumultuous run, to say the least. The Giants and general manager Dave Gettleman have reportedly agreed to trade the All-Pro wide receiver to the Cleveland Browns just less than a year after he signed a huge extension.REPORT: Odell Beckham Jr. Becomes Highest Paid WR with Five-Year, $95 Million Deal
Following comes from Mike Garofolo of NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 12, 2019
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
The trade for the Giants is a head-scratcher considering what the Pittsburgh Steelers got for Antonio Brown, an older receiver with just as much, if not more, off-field baggage as Beckham. The Giants now have 12 draft picks in the 2019 NFL Draft but an abundance of rookies most likely won’t result in much success next season, which is quite possibly Eli Manning’s last with the team.
For the Browns, they’ve officially gone all-in on building their team around Baker Mayfield. The rookie standout from last season now gets to throw the ball to Beckham, Jarvis Landry and hand the ball off to Kareem Hunt. On top of that, the Browns also stepped up and signed defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson earlier in free agency. Cleveland is looking to make a run to the top.