Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Odell Beckham Jr was 'a little surprised' by trade to Browns

Odell Beckham Jr was 'a little surprised' by trade to Browns

They have made big splashes before, whether it be through a free agent signing or via a trade.

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman briefly thanked his former players for their work.

First, the team traded Olivier Vernon to the Cleveland Browns for Kevin Zeitler. Now, we have most of the line under control for the next couple years.

With that being said, the trade opened up a hold on the defensive front for the Giants, so it didn't really solve as much as it was meant to. That really adds another piece to the offensive line fix that we have going. Come to offseason, they let Landon Collins, an All-Pro safety and the heart of their defense, walk for nothing. Their best wideout, and one of the very best in the NFL. Yes, and that could be one reason the Giants didn't want him back. The Giants are in rebuilding mode.

"Now they are in a full-blown rebuild, and 38-year-old Eli is still there", one league executive said Tuesday night.

As it played out, Gettleman got rid of the receiver before he even turned 27.

Odell Beckham Jr. already has his eyes set on some prime real estate in Akron, Ohio.

Discussing the topic of Odell Beckham Jr. getting traded from the Giants to the Browns, New York-based NFL Network reporter Kim Jones had an emotional, personal story about her relationship with the wide receiver. That leaves the Browns searching for his replacement at strong safety.

This isn't necessarily about the Giants return, however. However, he has been an insanely productive player in his career. Beckham finished the game with 12 targets for five receptions, 38 yards and zero touchdowns.

This, she said, illustrates the difference between Beckham in private versus the public perception of him.

The Giants are GOING FOR IT ALL, clearly.

Lastly, the team is still undecided about the quarterback position. Landry filled the role a year ago, and while he did a very good job of it, Cleveland hasn't seen this kind of one-two punch at the position since it was cheering on Webster Slaughter and Reggie Langhorne (and Brian Brennan).

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