In an offseason of big deals, the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns on Tuesday appear to have come up with a blockbuster one.
According to ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter and Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, a deal is in place that would send Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns for a first-round pick (No. 17 overall), a third-round pick (95th overall) and young safety Jabrill Peppers.
Beckham reportedly told ESPN “wow” when he learned of the trade.
Here are the trade terms: Giants recieve a first-round pick in 2019 (No. 17 overall), the Browns' second third-round pick this year and S Jabril Peppers, source tells ESPN. Browns get Odell Beckham Jr.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019
The 26-year-old is considered one of the best receiver in the NFL, though he only played in 16 total games over the past two seasons. The trade shows a serious commitment by Cleveland to compete in the AFC North after failing to reach the playoffs since 2002. Beckham, who is signed through the 2023 season, has a base salary of $16.8 million in 2019 and $14 million in 2020.
The trade also means rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield will enter his second season with a top target.
For the Giants, the trade means a possible rebuild through the draft. The Giants may be looking to find a quarterback to eventually supplant aging starter Eli Manning, as well as a rookie defensive starter.
The Giants own the No. 6 overall pick and before the trade deadline picked up the New Orleans Saints’ fourth-round and seventh-round pick for Eli Apple. New York also acquired a fifth-round pick after trading defensive tackle Damon Harrison.
Peppers, a New Jersey native, is 23 years old and a former first-round pick. He is expected to be a starter after the departure of Landon Collins.