Giants trade Odell Beckham to Cleveland

New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr traded to Browns

DEAL New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr has been traded to Cleveland Browns

The New York Giants have taken everyone by surprise on Tuesday by pulling the trigger on a blockbuster trade to send superstar wideout Odell Beckham the Cleveland Browns, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

Miller proceeded to point out that if the Giants did trade Beckham that the Browns are "probably a front runner" to do it.

The 49ers still appear interested in acquiring Odell Beckham Jr. Beyond just Landry and second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield, the Browns have another sophomore standout in running back Nick Chubb.

NY received Cleveland's first-round pick and second third-round pick in the 2019 draft along with safety Jabrill Peppers. Since finishing the 2018 campaign at 7-8-1, Cleveland has signed former rushing-title victor Kareem Hunt, agreed to trade guard Kevin Zeitler to the Giants for pass-rusher Olivier Vernon, and reportedly agreed to terms with defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson on Tuesday during the free-agent negotiating period.

Still, it is quite a haul of assets for a rebuilding Giants team and makes the compensation the Pittsburgh Steelers received for dealing Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders, a third- and fifth-round pick, look even worse.

The Giants weren't shopping Beckham this offseason.

As for the Browns, this is a game-changing move. His three-year stretch to start the season were by far his best when he totaled 288 catches (457 targets), 4,122 yards, and 35 touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Gettleman, the Giants' general manager, couldn't keep his story straight about whether he was looking into dealing Beckham.

Beckham spent the first five seasons of his career with NY, who selected the wideout with 12th pick of the 2014 National Football League draft.

Beckham tallied 77 receptions for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games for the Giants last season.

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