New York has agreed to trade Beckham to Cleveland in exchange for a first-round pick (No. 17 overall) the second of the Browns‘ third-round picks (No. 95) and safety Jabrill Peppers, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday, via a source informed of the situation.
If Gettleman had designs on dealing Beckham, his best course of action was playing hard to get. To that end, he informed interested counterparts that he was asking for the moon, Garafolo added, with several teams in the mix.
On the hunt for a true No. 1 receiver to pair with second-year QB sensation Baker Mayfield, Brownsgeneral manager John Dorsey remains aggressive in transforming assets from the previous regime’s rebuilding effort into blue-chip talent for the current roster.
Tuesday’s blockbuster reunites Beckham with close friend Jarvis Landry as well as former LSU receivers coach Adam Henry.
Gettleman, on the other hand, had an opportunity to pair Beckham with a hotshot quarterback prospect such as the Jets‘ Sam Darnold in last year’s draft. Instead, he will oversee a lengthy roster reconstruction process of his own, watching one of the game’s most gifted players catching passes from Cleveland’s savior under center.
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