Breaking News: Odell Beckham Jr. Traded to Cleveland
Another Pro Bowl wide receiver has been dealt before the new league year. The New York Giants are hitting the reset button by sending their superstar WR Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. New York will receive Browns’ safety Jabrill Peppers and a first and third round pick for this year’s draft. Jabrill, a 2017 first round draft choice by the Browns, is a very talented safety that will look to replace Landon Collins for the Giants.
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
OBJ, a former first round pick by the Giants, spent his first five seasons with the Giants. He notched over 1000 yards in four of the five years. His presence on social media and on the field caused concerns for the Giants’ front office throughout the years. But his talent as one of the best receivers in the league is unquestionable.
As for the Browns, they’ve added another huge piece to the now-contending team. Earlier in the offseason, Cleveland announced the signing of running back Kareem Hunt, and just recently traded for Giants’ edge rusher Olivier Vernon. After bright season performances from rookies Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb, the Browns have one of the most talented receiver duos in the league. WRs Jarvis Landry and OBJ are long-time close friends and former teammates at LSU. That offense is going to look to cause damage in the AFC North and the rest of the league.