The Giants general manager was pestered during the recent NFL Scouting Combine about if he'd trade star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and he responded matter-of-factly.
According to multiple reports, the Giants will get in return the number 17 overall pick in the 2019 draft, a 2019 third-round pick and safety Jabrill Peppers.
The imagined look on Eli Manning's face at a Prescott-to-Beckham touchdown to beat NY aside, it's safe to say a sizable contingent of Cowboys fans would have flat-out revolted (at least at first) if the mercurial wideout had been brought to Dallas.
In three seasons and six opportunities against Philadelphia, Becckham Jr. has amassed some serious numbers. He averaged 78 catches, 1,095 receiving yards and just shy of nine touchdowns per season over the course of his career with the Giants.
Here are some of them regarding both Beckham and Peppers.
The Cleveland Browns got a massive bump in the latest Super Bowl odds. Football fans in MI noticed, too, but not only because of Beckham going to Cleveland. It should be a matter of time before Madden's Twitter posts a photo of OBJ in the new Browns colors.
This isn't to say the Browns are going to be disappointed in the deal at all.
The Giants, who were 5-11 in 2018, are in the early stage of a rebuild and are expected to draft a quarterback early in next month's draft. So why not kick back at James place while King James rests in L.A.?
With the trade of Beckham, the offense has lost its top playmaker, although one could argue the Giants started shifting that role to halfback Saquon Barkley last season.
Complicating the situation: The Giants haven't figured out their quarterback situation. But if that winning doesn't ensue, Beckham could wear out his welcome on a second team.