However, in the end, he landed in Cleveland. The three-time Pro Bowl selection had at least 1,300 yards and 10 scores in each of his first three NFL seasons after being selected as the No. 12 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
This isn't to say the Browns are going to be disappointed in the deal at all. If nothing else, trading Beckham hurts the plan to get one more marginally effective season out if Manning. He averaged 78 catches, 1,095 receiving yards and just shy of nine touchdowns per season over the course of his career with the Giants.
Martin even dismissed the idea of the team using their two first-round picks to trade up and grab a quarterback at the top of the draft, saying "If they do, I feel sorry for that quarterback".More news: USA to end trade preferences for Turkey, India
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As great as that news was, it was topped by the blockbuster trade that followed. "I think we've gotten better on the defensive line, and that's all you can ask for".
Now New York will feature Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram as its primary playmakers in the passing game (outside of Saquon, of course). "I've already witnessed the energy fans bring in that city having been to some playoff games at The Q. Browns fans deserve a winning football team". He's gotta be excited about his new situation.
He played five seasons in NY, making the Pro Bowl in his first three.
The Giants signed Beckham to a five-year, $95 million contract extension in August with $65 million in guarantees. If the Giants were blown away with an offer, the move might have made more sense.