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Former Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. Said the Deal to Cleveland Was a Shock

Monday was a day that had to turn the stomach of many New York Giants fans, as they watched one of their own, a former first-round draft pick that they just inked to a new deal sitting on stage in Cleveland getting all the love in the world.

That was the truth though about Monday for fans of the G-Men, as they watched Odell Beckham Jr. get all the love that many New York fans use to give him.

The talent that the Browns have added this offseason is undeniable, and if you go betting on sports with an app, the Browns have to be a a team to watch in 2019.

That doesn’t help the Giants or their fans though, who had to listen to how much Beckham is excited for his new start in Cleveland, playing with his best friend and former LSU teammate Jarvis Landry.

“I think this moment is going to be more iconic than we all realize right now,” Beckham said Monday.

“That’s what we want the goal to be, to look back in 10 years and be like, ‘Man, I remember.’ The start of something great.”

It could, and should have been so much different for Beckham and the Giants, but for whatever reason some bad blood from last season, some questioning of the play calling, and a general sense of going in a different direction was enough for Giants GM Dave Gettleman to send Odell packing.

To say that the deal was a shock for Beckham was an understatement.

“I definitely would say that,” Beckham said at the Browns’ facility in Berea, Ohio.

“It’s just a lot to process. You start off in New York in your career and next thing you know I’m here today. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be here. Kinda the past is in the past. It was definitely a shock. I think I’ve come to grips with everything.”

The spectacular receiver said he was eating dinner when he got a call from Gettleman with the news.

“It just was a lot,” he said. “I don’t know how else to describe it. It just was a lot of emotions and a lot of thoughts that run through your mind. They’re all life-changing. They’re all the same, in theory, but it’s changing.”

It’s franchise training for the Giants, a team that looks like they are going for the rebuild, and better hope it’s not a trade they are going to look back on in 10 years and regret.

Seeing Beckham in Browns orange really looked odd on Monday though, and not in a good way.


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