Odell Beckham Jr. is and was indeed on the trade market, he’s just not going to the San Francisco 49ers like many may have hoped.
Mike Garafolo reports that the Giants wide receiver has been traded to the Cleveland Browns. He makes sure to note this is not a joke. Ian Rapoport reports the compensation is a first and third round pick along with safety Jabrill Peppers.
And so, that is the end of the Odell Beckham Jr. saga. After Antonio Brown Watch took its turns, many had hoped the 49ers could find a way to land OBJ. Whether the Browns gave up too much or too little is up for debate, but he’s now going to a new team and it’s not in the Bay Area.
If the 49ers are set on getting a wide receiver, a No. 1 wide receiver if you will, they will now need to look to the draft. OBJ could have been a great fit in Kyle Shanahan’s offense, but it is not happening now.
As for the Browns, Baker Mayfield has to be loving life right now. What do you think of the compensation? Is that a steal for the Browns?