The Giants had been reluctant to trade Beckham, with GM Dave Gettleman insisting over the past few months that the club did not sign him to the historic deal in late August to trade him. On Friday, March 8, the Browns traded guard Kevin Zeitler to the Giants for edge rusher Olivier Vernon.
Despite that, the trade officially went through on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, and the Browns already started producing OBJ Browns jerseys for sale.
The Los Angeles Rams surfaced as the team that wanted him the most, and even offered two first round draft picks.
And they receive the draft's 17th overall selection, plus a third-round choice that the Browns had gotten from the New England Patriotsin a trade sending defensive tackle Danny Shelton to New England. With Rosen being more of a traditional pocket passer, it's the main reason why they are expected to take reigning Heisman Trophy victor Kyler Murray out of Oklahoma with the first-overall pick of the 2019 draft. "Browns fans deserve a winning football team".
Vernon started 39 games over three seasons in NY. They boast one of the most promising, young quarterbacks in the league Baker Mayfield. "Very rarely do you get a chance to acquire a player of this magnitude".
A number of famous sports items - including Eli Manning's helmet from 2008, and Babe Ruth's bat from 1932 - are now available for auction. Instead, they handed Beckham a five-year, $90 million contract extension with over $40 million in guarantees. "And that's all you can ask for", Dorsey said. The Giants, on the other hand, are kind of going the other way but still have an aging Eli Manning to work around and no quarterback of the future yet.