Browns agree to trade for Odell Beckham Jr.

Picks 17, 95 and S Jabrill Peppers dealt to Giants

Daryl Ruiter
March 12, 2019 - 8:15 pm

Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Despite the whispers and rumors for weeks, if not months, the Cleveland Browns rocked the NFL world Tuesday night.

Las Vegas too.

Browns general manager John Dorsey agreed to a blockbuster trade to acquire receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants a league source confirmed to 92.3 The Fan.

The deal can’t officially be completed until the new league year begins Wednesday at 4 p.m. eastern.

The Browns will send the 17th and 95th overall picks in the 2019 NFL Draft as well as safety Jabrill Peppers to New York in return.

It marks the second trade agreement in less than five days between Dorsey and Giants GM Dave Gettleman.

On Friday, Dorsey agreed to send right guard Kevin Zeitler to the Giants for Pro Bowl defensive end Olivier Vernon. The teams also swapped mid-round draft picks

Beckham will be reunited with college teammate Jarvis Landry and his former position coach, receivers coach Adam Henry in Cleveland.

He’ll also reunite with quarterback Baker Mayfield, who set the NFL rookie record for touchdown passes with 27 last season and a franchise rookie record with 3,725 passing yards.

Mayfield worked out with Landry and Beckham last offseason and the two formed a friendship in the process.

With the addition of Beckham, the Browns are poised to field an offensive juggernaut.

In February Dorsey signed troubled running back Kareem Hunt to pair in the backfield with Nick Chubb, who finished four yards shy of 1,000 and combined to score 10 touchdowns as a rookie.

Landry, acquired last March from Miami, caught 81 passes for 976 yards with four touchdowns in 2018.

News of the trade moved the Browns’ odds to win Super Bowl 54 in Miami significantly.

FanDuel Sportsbook originally listed Cleveland at 40-1 odds in February and they’ve moved to 17-1 Tuesday night. The Westgate in Las Vegas moved from 25-1 a few hours ago to 14-1.

Last year Beckham signed a five-year deal worth up to $98.5 million with $65 million in guarantees.

In five seasons with the Giants, Beckham has made three Pro Bowls while racking up 5,476 yards, 390 catches and 44 touchdowns.