The Cleveland Browns pulled off a trade for Odell Beckham, Jr. and there were plenty of reactions on social media from fans, and players alike
For nearly a year, there have been rumors about Odell Beckham, Jr. being traded to the Cleveland Browns. These rumors were often followed by one of two responses.
One was a reminder that the Giants star receiver was best friends with Jarvis Landry and had been seen working out with Baker Mayfield in the offseason. The other was to laugh and say there was no way New York was parting with one of their biggest stars.
Then, it happened. OBJ was officially traded to the Browns in exchange for a first and third round pick and starting strong safety Jabril Peppers. It’s the second big trade in less than a week that’s taken place between the two clubs as Cleveland picked up edge rusher Olivier Vernon for guard Kevin Zeitler on Friday.
While that move had mixed feelings, this one seems like it’s pure ecstasy. Fans, various Cleveland media outlets, and even players from the Browns seem to be rejoicing about this. Here are some of the best responses in regards to the trade, starting with those who follow the team.
The players are also letting it be known that they’re happy about the new face that will be joining them. Free safety Damarious Randall has been known to tout general manager John Dorsey’s IQ, and he did so again after the move was made.
The player who likely benefits the most from this is quarterback Baker Mayfield, who has a new go-to receiver. His response was minimal, but he will surely have much more to say on the topic going forward.
What’s crazy is there’s already speculation that the Browns may not be done, and that they could be out to get a suitable replacement for Peppers.
Stay tuned Browns fans. This team is making moves and Dorsey has no problem going after the player he wants.
Odell Beckham, Jr. is the difference-maker this offense was missing. While it hurts losing a first-round pick and starting safety, the price was fair and the excitement says it all.