Landon Collins: Giants GM lied to everyone about Odell Beckham trade
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said publicly last year that the team did not sign Odell Beckham Jr to a massive extension just to turn around and trade him, and the message he sent to the media is apparently the same one he relayed in the locker room.
Former Giants safety Landon Collins, who signed a six-year contract with the Washington Redskins back in March, said on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” Thursday that Gettleman lied to the team about his intentions with Beckham.
"That's one of the best receivers in the game and for [Giants GM Dave Gettleman] to do that and lie to everybody, it wasn't a good look."@Redskins safety @TheHumble_21 on the @obj trade. pic.twitter.com/KUQyt9l4iY
— GMFB (@gmfb) May 23, 2019
“He said he wasn’t gonna trade the man, and he traded him,” Collins said. “We were all surprised by that because that’s one of the best receivers in the game. For him to do that and lie to everybody, that’s not a good look.”
Collins made similar remarks to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan earlier in the week when he said Gettleman “never talked to me” about a contract extension during his final months with the Giants. He also defended Beckham against Gettleman’s assertion that the star receiver created a culture problem in New York.
Gettleman’s explanation for why he decided to trade Beckham seemed a bit suspect, and Collins obviously isn’t buying it. Time will tell if the controversial moves he has made will work out.