Stephon Gilmore Reacts To Odell Beckham Jr.’s Reported Trade To Browns

Stephon Gilmore Reacts To Odell Beckham Jr.’s Reported Trade To Browns

The Cleveland Browns shocked the National Football League on Tuesday night, reportedly agreeing to a trade for New York Giants superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham.

The Browns pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Giants for the former disgruntled receiver, who wore out his welcome in NY, with first-year head coach Pat Shurmur and others last season.

Beckham, 26, signed a five-year deal with the Giants worth up to $98.5 million less than a year ago. Despite having an emerging career with the Browns, those with dual loyalties struggled to get behind the enigmatic athlete that they once loathed.

Reactions to the trade poured in, including from Mayfield, who posted a photo of OBJ, Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry and himself on Instagram as well as posting a single word on Twitter: "Movement". They might overpay every year for at least one free agent, but there's a little bit of mojo working here and it does feel like the 49ers will fly under the radar this year, which is something they certainly did not do last offseason.

The move to extend Beckham last summer essentially equates to paying him more than $21 million for a single season, plus eating a $16 million dead cap charge.

Steve Harvey, the television host who lived in Cleveland as a young boy, tweeted: 'Cleveland starting to look a lot like Christmas!' But to see these two trades go down within just a few days really stings.

This means that the Giants now have the sixth pick and the 17th pick in this years draft which could mean one of two things. He spent the last five years with Chicago. The Pro Bowl wideout, who's 26 now, has topped 1,000 receiving yards in each season that he's played in 12 or more games (four of five).

With Beckham joining the burgeoning Browns, social media was predictably aflutter. "I want him to get what he deserves and you can't put nothing on that regardless of where it's at".

His 288 receptions, 4,122 yards and 35 touchdowns all are records for a Giants player in his first three seasons.

It also makes the Browns a strong contender to win the AFC North and possibly even make a Super Bowl run.

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