This year’s NFL offseason has been slowly creeping along, with little to no big name signings. However, everything changed late at night, on the evening of Tuesday, March 12th.
The Cleveland Browns, who are moving swiftly down the path from 0-16 to champions of the AFC North, almost broke social media with news of their blockbuster trade that landed them one of the most well known wide receivers in the NFL for little cost.
This trade will serve as a bit of a homecoming for former New York Giant Odell Beckham Jr., as he is not from Cleveland, but played in college with Browns receiver Jarvis Landry, and has worked out with Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield on multiple occasions. For this trade, Cleveland did have to give up Jabrill Peppers, a young safety with a high ceiling in the NFL, as well as their third and first round draft picks in this upcoming draft. However, this is still an easy price to pay for a high market, All-Pro receiver like Beckham. Beckham and Landry paired with a backfield of Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb, who are both young running backs coming off amazing 2018 seasons, should make for a scary combination that keeps opposing teams’ defensive coordinators up at night.