For the price of a mid-first-round pick, a third-round pick and safety Jabrill Peppers, the Cleveland Browns
acquired one of the best receivers of a generation on Tuesday.
The Browns landed Odell Beckham Jr. in a shocking trade with the New York Giants, one that figures to significantly alter the landscape of not just the AFC North, but the entire NFL. Quarterback Baker Mayfield now has arguably both the most talented and deepest collection of weapons in the NFL and there’s no telling how far such an offense can take the team.
Naturally, the football world had no shortage of reactions to the trade.
Twitter reacts to the Browns trading for Odell Beckham Jr.
Twitter reacts to Odell Beckham Jr.'s trade to the Browns
Plenty of people needed a minute to process the news.
I just got off the golf course and I swear to myself I thought the @obj trade was fake news... 😳 #obj #browns
Thought this was 100% a lame fake account because of "I am not joking." https://t.co/Qe9t17cs1L
Then there was the litany of people preparing themselves for what figures to be the best Browns team in years, possibly decades.
AFC North will look very different next year:
Ravens: Lost CJ Mosley, Z Smith, Terrell Suggs, Eric Weddle
Odell Beckham, Jr. is one of the NFL’s best players. He’s signed through the 2023 season. He is only 26 years old.… https://t.co/Ej3Ar0wvlg
#Browns fans walking around AFC North cities this offseason. https://t.co/SFNNbtoXmH
OMG😳 @bakermayfield y’all really up to something now... @obj y’all scarrrryyyy👀🔥
#Browns fans everywhere are doing this tonight!!! https://t.co/5bJfAfhpAW
Oh boy oh boy....
QB - Mayfield
RB - Chubb, Hunt, Johnson
WR - OBJ, Landry, Callaway
TE - Njoku
The #Browns are o… https://t.co/Ge5tmYGoE3
With @obj being traded to Cleveland, the Browns will join the Saints, Chiefs, and Rams as one of the most exciting… https://t.co/oZmPfHmlyg
*Baker threw 27 TDs in 13 starts as a rookie
* Chubb was PFF's top-graded RB last season
* KHunt 1,782 total yards… https://t.co/Yru3d3NhlZ
Thanks for listening, @Browns...
So the Steelers trade away @ab84 and the Browns acquire @obj to pair with @God_Son80 and @bakermayfield and just li… https://t.co/R2LbtMVMbx
Current members of the Browns, and Joe Thomas, were especially happy to hear the news.
😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳yooooooooo. That’s a power move
John Dorsey is officially a genius...
Can y’all say GO BROWNS!!
.@obj @omg 🎉🍻🍾🍻🎉👏😘 https://t.co/EUreeHp5kR
Of course, as a possible juggernaut rose in Cleveland, the New York Giants and general manager Dave Gettleman were widely criticized for parting with one of the most talented players in the NFL.
Don't think anyone wanted to believe the Giants would really do it. But, it appears they have really done it. https://t.co/nLAoZEICsn
Imagine thinking "You know, we'd be better off without Odell Beckham on our roster...." https://t.co/oXVKNFIFwn
Gettleman is setting the franchise back years. https://t.co/sXfY4lwWrv
I tried to tell u @Giants fans Dave was your problem but u laughed and called me bitter! Well welcome to the salt w… https://t.co/UOQUPiOTca
There's truth, then there's "NFL truth." Changes on a daily basis. https://t.co/gE1wu3OohA
I think the fair question to Dave Gettleman is this: Is a mid-1, a 3, and PFF’s 16th-rated safety “blowing you away… https://t.co/RYlkyPeXPi
i mean, it’s a lot more than pittsburgh got for antonio brown. but if gettleman turns those picks into a pro bowl g… https://t.co/uN8PSzVttH
LOOOOOVE YOUUUU SOOOO MUUUUUCH @Giants https://t.co/pWnjoTZ0ud
Giants trying to tank for Zion
And all of that is just our first taste of an NFL where the Cleveland Browns are a legitimate threat. We’ll see what happens if they actually start to make some noise during the season.
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