According to multiple reports, including the New York Post, Big Blue traded their controversial wide receiver to Cleveland for the Browns' first-round pick (No. 17), second third-round pick and strong safety Jabril Peppers.
Beckham, 26, finished with 77 catches for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns in 2018, the first of a five-year, $95 million contract he signed last off season.
Beckham will also be teaming up with former LSU teammate and Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry. The Giants have now held onto Manning two-years too many, and it looks like they are going to be doing it in 2019 as well. The Browns obliged and the sides mutually chose to cancel the deal struck earlier in the day.
On his personal website, Martin wrote an entry titled "Kill me now" which tore the Giants limb from limb for their decision to deal Beckham.
Beckham signed a five-year, $90 million extension with the Giants last August, but National Football League insider Ian Rapoport reported that Beckham will want a restructured contract with the Browns. Cleveland sent guard Kevin Zeitler to NY for edge rusher Olivier Vernon, who will now play on the opposite side of Pro Bowler Myles Garrett.
Beckham, when healthy, is undoubtedly one of the best receivers in the league, as he three consecutive Pro Bowls and countless awesome catches will attest to. If the Giants were blown away with an offer, the move might have made more sense. Giants running back Saquon Barkley took home the award in 2017. I've felt that from the Carolina game where they didn't discipline him, they've ruined everything.