Odell Beckham has been traded to the Cleveland Browns. I don’t really want to talk about it any further. Cleveland stole the best player in New York Giants history and I’m calling the police.
*deep sigh* but with every blockbuster trade, there are winners and losers. I’ll add a quick bonus loser that is too obvious for me to add to this list: The New York Giants. They lost this trade. Obviously. Sorry, Jabrill Peppers stans.
Here are the 4 biggest winners and losers of the Odell Beckham Cleveland Browns trade:
1. Baker Mayfield
Everything’s coming up Baker. Surprisingly drafted No. 1 to the Cleveland Browns in 2018 and if that same situation happened in like, 2008, Baker would be out of the league already.
But nope, now he’s surrounded by Jarvis Landry, David Njoku, Kareem Hunt
2. The Other 31 GMs
I wasn’t even able to get a full 24 hours of Pittsburgh Steelers jokes off before the Giants front office just made 31 other football teams look like absolute geniuses with the terrible moves they’re making.
For years people questioned the Green Bay Packers team philosophy of never participating in free agency and never really making any trades. They’ve almost exclusively built their rosters through the draft.
I envy them.
3. The NFC East
There are now 3 teams in the NFC East and the Giants are a local New York AAF team that gets thrown into the NFL schedule every week in some sort of joint marketing deal between the two leagues. The Giants have been relegated to the XFL until further notice.
Odell Beckham is the one player the opposing teams could not gameplan against no matter how hard they tried anddd now he’s in Cleveland. Eli Manning already STINKS. Now he has zero players to throw to. Dallas, Washington and Philadelphia just got two free wins this season.
4. Eli Manning
This motherfucker is never leaving, is he? When nuclear war ravages the Earth, only cockroaches and Eli Manning will remain. Death. Taxes. Eli Manning being afraid of the nonexistent pass rush and dumping the ball off to a running back 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage on 3rd and long.
And shout out to Mike Francesa and all the elderly white Giants fan who think Odell Beckham is a ‘distraction’ and that Eli Manning can still win Super Bowls if he just had an offensive line. [Offset voice] Ya’ll won.
And now onto the Losers…
1. Saquon Barkley
Soooo, Saquon Barkley has to do everything now, right? Perfect way to completely destroy the longtime value of the No. 2 overall draft pick you wasted on a position that devalues the second you drive it up the middle 50 times a game because your team doesn’t have a passing threat anymore.
Are the Giants aware that if there is no big receiver occupying the attention of the opposing secondary then teams will just bring their entire defense into the box and stop Saquon at the line of scrimmage every single time?
2. Dave Gettleman
3. The QB Replacing Eli Manning
HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING, if the Giants were to draft a new quarterback to take the torch from Eli Manning then they are inheriting a torch that is one tiny breeze away from going out.
Baker Mayfield is a second year quarterback who can just chuck it in any direction and a pro bowler will catch it. The Giants going with the opposite approach of making a rookie quarterbacks job as complicated as possible. What the fuck are the Giants even doing?
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