On Tuesday, the New York Giants decided they were going into full rebuild mode when they chose to trade the generational talent to the Cleveland Browns, effectively ending his tenure in NY. Although the Steelers didn't want to trade Brown in the division, an offer of simply a first-round pick may have been enough to get the Steelers to change their minds. And the "we'll keep him" posture often becomes the best leverage in trade talks. Beckham finished the game with 12 targets for five receptions, 38 yards and zero touchdowns. The trade also included an exchange of draft picks.
Manning set a career-high for completion percentage (66 percent) previous year, but the eye test has shown a cooked quarterback for about three seasons. The Browns future is clearly more bright than the rebuilding Giants.
The Central Florida star, who was first-round pick by Cleveland in 2015, planned to re-sign with the Browns before their trade for OJB. However, in the end, he landed in Cleveland.More news: Beto O'Rourke leaps into 2020 Democratic presidential race
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After Cleveland locked up that deal, Tampa Bay was able to convince Browns receiver Breshad Perriman to agree to a one-year, $4-million contract. So that's something to latch onto as a Giants fan.
Needless to say, Browns fans are absolutely giddy heading into the new season.
By unloading Beckham, the Giants have committed to Saquon Barkley as the face of the franchise.