Beckham is being traded by the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns, in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft. The Giants will also receive the Browns’ third-round pick, as well as defensive safety Jabrill Peppers.
The trade is a surprise as Beckham has played five seasons with the Giants and is considered one of the league’s best wide receivers. Dave Gettleman, Giants general manager, previously stated the team had no plans to trade Beckham. In August 2018, they signed Beckham to a five-year $95 million contract, the biggest ever signed by a receiver.
Beckham will be reunited with best friend and former teammate from Louisiana State University, Jarvis Landry. John Dorsey, Browns general manager, hopes Beckham will provide the power the team needs to become legitimate contenders in 2019. The Browns won only seven games in 2018, and haven’t made it to the playoffs since 2002.
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