Odell Beckham Jr. is officially a member of the Cleveland Browns.
One day after Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network first broke the news of the blockbuster trade, the Browns announced the deal following the start of the new league year at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. As had previously been reported, Cleveland will acquire Beckham from the New York Giants in exchange for first and third round picks in the 2019 draft, as well as safety Jabrill Peppers.
“He’s probably if not the one, one or two best receivers in the National Football League,” Browns general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. “Very rarely do you get a chance to acquire a player of this magnitude. He’s at a relatively young age. He’s got a lot of football left in him. Great hands, great work ethic, committed, competitive, he really wants to be great. And that’s all you can ask for.”
The 26-year-old Beckham is one of the most dynamic receivers in football and one of the most famous athletes in sports. Selected by the Giants with the No. 12 pick in the 2014 draft, the New Orleans native was named the 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after tallying 91 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns — including one of the most famous catches in football history.
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