Just when the biggest move of the off-season seemed like it would be the trade of Antonio Brown, the Giants decided to up the ante. 

New York traded wide receiver Odell Beckham to the Cleveland Browns for a package of draft picks and safety Jabrill Peppers.

The Giants just agreed to a new contract with Beckham last off-season, but now his dollars and talent will head to Cleveland. 

For each team this trade signifies a new turn for their franchise. 

The Browns, with Baker Mayfield at quarterback and a lot of young talent, could be a team on the upswing. 

The Giants, with the aging Eli Manning and loads of questions on both sides of the ball, might be informally announcing their plans to rebuild. 

Beckham has absurd talent on the field but has never been drama free off it. There was a weirdly leaked social media video and an odd interview about Eli Manning where Lil Wayne was prominently involved. And that was just in the last year. 

New York looks poised to build around second year RB Saquon Barkley, which might be a sound strategy. 


For a Redskins angle reacting to the move, know that this means Washington will no longer have to face Beckham twice a season.