Odell Beckham Jr. Gets Traded to the Browns
This is not a joke, I repeat this is not a joke! Star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been traded to the Cleveland Browns for the 17th overall pick, the 95th overall pick, and Safety Jabrill Peppers. My immediate reaction is, this is straight robbery. I am over here thinking that Odell Beckham Jr. is worth three first round picks and instead the Browns gave up a mid-1st round pick (NOT A TOP 10 PICK), a third round pick, and an up and coming safety. As much as I love Jabrill Peppers, this is just not a fair trade. You can have all the DK Metcalfs in the world, I would still rather have Odell Beckham. Beckham is rare talent that doesn't just show up. This move could have just sparked a new dynasty. Imagine this, an offense with one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL, a running back duo that has two of the brightest backs in the league, a wide receiver duo of two best friends who are considered top 10 receivers in the NFL, a tight end who is bound for a breakout year, and a defense full of genetic freaks. This may be some recency bias, but the Browns may be forming a super team. This could be the Warriors of the NFL, I'm not sure how exactly the Browns will be able to afford everyone going forward, but I'm living in the moment. When you look at this roster, there are no holes. I think it's easy to say that the Browns will win the division and could compete for a Superbowl. The Ravens lost a top 3 linebacker (Mosley), an up and coming sack specialist (Za'Darius Smith), the longest tenured Raven (Terrell Suggs), and one of the best safetys of the decade (Eric Weddle). The Steelers won't have Antonio Brown or Le'Veon Bell for the entire season, and the Bengals are still far away from the playoffs. The Browns are on the up and up and watch them compete for the Superbowl this year!
Now let's talk about the Giants, what are they doing? They have traded arguably the most talented wide receiver to ever play the game we call football. Odell Beckham has revolutionary talent, but that wasn't enough for Dave Gettleman to keep him. I know Saquon Barkley is also a generational type of talent, but you can't just base your team off of one player. I love Saquon, I think he's arguably the best running back in the NFL, but that is not enough to compete for your division. Right now, the Giants look like they are building around a 38 year old quarterback who some would consider a bottom 5 starting quarterback in the NFL. This move is worst than the Steelers picking Big Ben over Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. Eli's top targets are now Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram. These two are solid pieces, but not number one targets. The Giants took a major step back today, and their fanbase has the right to be pissed with their team.