One of the most shocking trades in recent memory unfolded in the NFL on Tuesday night.
The Giants receive Browns S Jabril Peppers, their 2019 1st-round pick (No. 17 overall) and the Browns second 3rd-round selection.
In a move that rocked the entire National Football League, the Browns have instantly become the favorite in the AFC North with the addition of Beckham.
Browns GM John Dorsey and new head coach Freddie Kitchens provide second year QB Baker Mayfield one of the most dynamic weapons in all of football.
Beckham, a three-time pro-bowler, is reunited with former LSU teammate Jarvis Landry to create one of best duos at WR in the entire NFL.
In what has already been a dramatic off season for the Browns, with the addition of RB Kareem Hunt, now has become even more stunning with the addition of Beckham.
Beckham, the fastest WR to 5,000 receiving yards, brings a new dimension to the Browns offense with his dynamic playing ability. He provides the Browns the number one receiver target they have desperately coveted.
Baker Mayfield was ecstatic by the move by tweeting out,
For the second time in less than five days two of the best wide receivers in the NFL have new homes. Antonio Brown, of course, was traded to the Raiders during this past weekend.
With the news of the Beckham trade, the NFL has been rocked again in what has been a wild free agency period.
And we are just two days in.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Odell Beckham Jr. has three career seasons with at least 1,300 receiving yards. The Browns have had just one in franchise history (Josh Gordon – 2013). Beckham also has three 10-touchdown seasons. The Browns have had one since the AFL-NFL merger (Braylon Edwards – 2007)
Beckham provides instantly credibility to the Browns offense and even has the defense excited as Browns DE Myles Garrett tweeted out,
Needless to say the Browns are going for it and they might not be done just yet.
For now though, Odell Beckham, Jr. is the newest member of the Cleveland Browns.