- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 198 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- November 5, 1992 (26)
- 6th Season
- 2014 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 12 (NYG)
The Cleveland Browns pulled off a long-rumored blockbuster on Tuesday evening, acquiring star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants. In exchange, the Giants will receive Cleveland's 2019 first-round pick and one of their 2019 third-round picks along with safety Jabrill Peppers. Beckham instantly upgrades Cleveland's pass-catching corps as he will join former LSU teammate Jarvis Landry. Beckham's stock instantly goes up as he goes from playing with aging Eli Manning to up-and-coming star quarterback Baker Mayfield. The owner of 44 touchdowns in 59 career games, Beckham will be a top-five wide receiver in fantasy in 2019. The Cleveland offense is going to be fun to watch this upcoming season.
The San Francisco 49ers gave the sense that they'd be interested in trading for New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. as the season ended, and that sense still persists halfway into February. They've had real interest in OBJ for almost a year, but the question is whether the Giants would actually consider trading him after signing him to a big extension last fall. San Fran holds the second and 36th overall picks of this year's draft. The Niners are looking to bolster their receiving corps after Marquise Goodwin failed to live up to expectations as the No. 1 wideout in 2018. The Steelers' Antonio Brown could be a target, too, but he comes with a lot of baggage and the 49ers might prefer Beckham. OBJ is younger and has just as much talent as Brown, and a move to the bay area with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and head coach Kyle Shanahan would make Beckham even more appealing as an elite WR1.
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said the team has no plans to trade wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the offseason. We didnt sign him to trade him," Gettleman said. OBJ missed the final four games of the season due to a quadriceps injury, but he still managed to go over the 1,000-yard receiving marak with 77 catches and six touchdowns. Beckham hasn't had double-digit touchdowns since 2016, but he's still an elite wideout in the NFL and will be one of the first wide receivers off the board in 2019 drafts, even if New York's quarterback situation is up in the air.