Uhm, WOW: The Browns Just Traded for Odell Beckham Jr.

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Uhm, WOW: The Browns Just Traded for Odell Beckham Jr.

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When the New York Giants handed Odell Beckham Jr. a five-year, $95M contract extension last August, I doubt they expected to find themselves trading him – at all, let alone to the freakin’ Browns – in March, but …

Here we are:

When someone has to say “I am not joking,” well, you know it’s something. So what did it cost to get OBJ out of New York? Actually, quite a bit:

That’s a first-round pick (No. 17 overall), a third round pick, and a safety still on his rookie deal for an expensive player – a talented player, no doubt, but an expensive one. I’m sure he’ll have fun with Baker Mayfield (also, good on the Browns for surrounding him with a high-quality option).

We’ll get into the implications of this deal more later on, but note that the Bears are scheduled to play the Giants at home this season – a Giants team with one fewer weapon to stand in the way of a win. That’s not nothing.

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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami