The New York Giants have traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns in a blockbuster trade.
The move has shocked Giants fans, as OBJ signed a 5 year $95 million contract extension last year, which made him the highest paid receiver in the NFL. Back in January, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said, “We didn’t sign Odell to trade him. That’s all I need to say about that.”
Browns fans, however, are delighted. OBJ was rated the third best wide receiver in 2018, and his joining the team will greatly increase the Browns’ likelihood of regular wins. The team hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2002. The trade will also see the 26-year-old reunited with his close friend and LSU teammate, Jarvis Landry.
Twitter reactions to the OBJ trade have been dramatic, to say the least. Giants fans are commiserating each other, Browns fans are jumping for joy, and everyone else seems simply confused as to what Gettleman was thinking. Check out the best tweets below.
"The Giants have traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns"
EVERY GIANTS FAN: pic.twitter.com/cXcLFCCKED
— Johnny (@JohnnysHyper) March 13, 2019
Giants fans finding out Odell Beckham Jr going to the Cleveland Browns. pic.twitter.com/OyAmB6s1Fg
— Black Vinny (@BlackVKM) March 13, 2019
Giants fans: Did you just trade Odell Beckham jr for trash?
— Mr. Bulldops (@scumbag_derek) March 13, 2019
NFL: The Browns have traded for Odell Beckham Jr.
Giants Fans: pic.twitter.com/raNHQDyaev
— Nathan Atchison (@Awesomextreme1) March 13, 2019
#Giants fans when they saw that @obj had been traded to the #Browns pic.twitter.com/OCFSSefkWJ
— Joe Marshall (@Joe_2802) March 13, 2019
Me finding out that @Giants traded @obj ??? pic.twitter.com/281Tqvzxkq
— Lyv ♎️ (@alyviaa_x3) March 13, 2019
The Giants looking over the trade before sending Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns pic.twitter.com/PM26T3WTBr
— Mhris Cacri (@ChrisJamesMacri) March 13, 2019
Reporter: “So do you miss Odell?”
Giants Fans: “No…#Giants #Browns #OdellBeckhamJr #OBJ #NFL pic.twitter.com/hFSwV55bwm
— Alex Amor (@Alex__Amor) March 13, 2019
Me refreshing twitter waiting for Le'veon Bell news and then seeing Odell Beckham Jr. got traded pic.twitter.com/SKyuaLyNyQ
— Y$HI (@msuyoshi) March 13, 2019
Your team didn’t trade for Odell Beckham Jr last night? Can’t relate. Go #Browns! pic.twitter.com/JIcL7Jjp4U
— Anthony Joki (@AnthonyJoki) March 13, 2019
The Browns 2019 depth chart:
QB: Baker Mayfield
RB: Nick Chubb
RB: Kareem Hunt
WR: Odell Beckham Jr.
WR: Jarvis Landry
WR: Antonio Callaway
TE: David Njoku
The dark days are over. pic.twitter.com/8Ct38SwgMg
— GiveMeSport NFL ? (@GMS_NFL) March 13, 2019
“The #Browns have made a deal with the Giants that brings Odell Beckham Jr to Cleveland to team up with Baker Mayfield”
— CleWest (@erjmanlasvegas) March 13, 2019
Cleveland Browns: How soon can you leave New York?
Odell Beckham Jr:
— Denlesks (@Denlesks) March 13, 2019
Browns fans once they realized that they just landed Odell Beckham Jr. pic.twitter.com/p1eDpiUD6z
— Damir Pereira ?? (@Damir_Pereira) March 13, 2019
Yep. @KenCarman really set off fireworks when he found out the #Browns got Odell Beckham, Jr.
This is gonna be fun. pic.twitter.com/PdeU4mg7qC
— 92.3 The Fan (@923TheFan) March 13, 2019