Aug 1, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. looks on during training camp in East Rutherford. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK
The Cleveland Browns and New York Giants have agreed to a blockbuster deal that will send superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. The New York Giants just signed Beckham Jr. to a five-year contract worth up to $95 million in August, but with Eli Manning nearing the end of his career, the Giants appear to be closer to rebuilding than contending.
Beckham Jr. will immediately provide the Browns with an elite threat at the receiving position. This season, Odell Beckham Jr. earned a 90.0 overall grade — fifth among qualifying receivers — and was worth an impressive 1.98 Wins Above Replacement, which ranked 27th among all players and ninth among all non-quarterbacks. Aside from the 2017 season when OBJ’s season was cut short by a fractured ankle, the LSU alumnus has earned grades of 84.0 or higher and posted over 1,000 yards receiving every season since being drafted.
Despite playing in just 12 games and the Giants’ struggles on offense this past season, the star receiver was able to put together an impressive campaign in which he produced 77 catches on 80 catchable targets for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns. He was able to maintain remarkable efficiency, as evidenced by his 2.26 yards per route run (eighth-best among qualifying receivers), and was lethal when stretching the field, catching all nine of his catchable deep-pass targets for 303 yards and two touchdowns.
OBJ was on pace to set career-highs in receptions and yards before he succumbed to a…