Giants trade Odell BeckhamJr. to Cleveland Browns in National Football League blockbuster

Elena Summers
March 13, 2019

In exchange, the Browns are sending a first and third-round pick plus Jabrill Peppers to the Giants.

The Browns are poised to lock up another former New York Giant. "I think the tide has turned and we can't wait to get out there and prove it".

Who else could top this column on the night where the Browns GM, a man who developed his own unique style of swag, managed to pull off a blockbuster deal to land Odell Beckham Jr. from the Giants? The Giants finished the campaign with a 5-11 record, their fifth losing season in the last six.

Garafolo reports the deal is for one year and $2.25 million. The 28-year-old Smith led the Ravens with 8½ sacks last season - including three in one game against Tennessee - and has 18½ in his 58-game career.

Early last season, with the Giants off to another bad start, Beckham seemed upset with his role in Shurmur's new offense and said quarterback Eli Manning was not capable of throwing deep passes.


On the back end, Peppers is a solid, young player, but he's nowhere close to as talented as Collins. He's a physical freak who has some of the same downfield playmaking ability as Beckham, although he's not almost as elusive or explosive after the catch.

The Packers did this previous year too, by the way, spending big on Jimmy Graham and Muhammad Wilkerson.

Since the season ended, Beckham has made several cryptic social media posts in response to rumors about his future with the Giants, leading many to believe there was something to them. After finishing 7-8-1 in 2018, the Browns signed free-agent running back Kareem Hunt before trading for Beckham. Since then, Beckham ranks third in the National Football League in targets per game (10.5), third in receiving touchdowns (44), fourth in receptions per game (6.6), and third in receiving yards per game (92.8).

Odell Beckham seen November 25, 2018. "I want him to get what he deserves and you can't put nothing on that regardless of where it's at".

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