The Philadelphia Eagles no longer have to face Odell Beckham Jr. twice a year anymore.
We’ve had Quite the turn of events in the NFC East this week. While the Philadelphia Eagles brought home an NFC East wideout in DeSean Jackson, the New York Giants sent another packing. It has been reported on Tuesday night that the New York Giants have followed through with their trade talks regarding their star wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. Now, Beckham is out of the NFC, and in with the Cleveland Browns up North.
Nobody actually thought the Giants were serious about getting rid of arguably their best player, but they did. Now, the Giants not only have to look for a new franchise quarterback at some point, but they have to find a true number one wide receiver for him to throw to as well.
The Details of the trade
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Giants are sending Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for two draft picks, and veteran safety, Jabrill Peppers. Now, the Giants have a first-round pick, third-round pick, and a replacement for Landon Collins at safety from the Browns. Did they win this trade? Well, the compensation looks a bit light. But if Beckham was truly the headache in the locker room that he was made out to be then, it’s probable that the Giants really had no other choice but to deal him.
Now, the Eagles won’t have to face Odell Beckham twice a year. Although Beckham’s win-loss record against Philly wasn’t all that great, he was still a problem to the Eagles secondary for the most part. Fortunately, the Eagles won’t have to worry about him anymore because he’s out. The Giants could be heading into a severe re-build for the next few years after that move.