The Giants have agreed to trade star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns for a package that includes the No. 17 pick in this year’s NFL draft, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Beckham was traded to the Browns along with defensive lineman Olivier Vernon for safety Jabrill Peppers, guard Kevin Zeitler and first- and third-round picks in this year’s draft. The trade sent shock waves through the NFL, as the Giants gave up one of the most talented players in the league.
“We all understand the magnitude of his ability to play the game of football,” Dorsey said.
Despite giving Beckham a five-year, $90 million contract last August and saying they didn’t sign him to trade him, the Giants did just that, eating a considerable amount of money. There was no clear final straw, but Beckham had been a polarizing figure for years. There was the video from Paris of Beckham lounging on a bed with a woman, a pizza and some suspicious looking substances. There was Beckham’s questioning of quarterback Eli Manning. There were antics on the sideline, most notably when Beckham got into a wrestling match with the kicker’s practice net.
Dorsey said that Freddie Kitchens’ direct approach will help manage Beckham and the other many strong personalities on the Browns. He recognizes that quarterback Baker Mayfield will be responsible for bringing it all together on the field.
“I think with Baker, he showed last year that he can step up to certain challenges,” Dorsey said. “And again, the object of this thing is to surround him with as many good football players as you possibly can.”
Source: ESPN NFL