Twitter reacts to bombshell Odell Beckham trade
An absolute bombshell of a trade came through on Tuesday when the Cleveland Browns acquired Odell Beckham Jr in a trade with the New York Giants. Cleveland is trading a first and third-round pick (their second third-round pick in the 2019 draft) and Jabril Peppers for Beckham (according to Adam Schefter), and they may give him a new contract.
The trade reunites Beckham with his former LSU teammate Jarvis Landry and pairs him with up-and-coming quarterback Baker Mayfield.
The deal left folks on Twitter stunned, to the point that NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo ended his report by saying “I am not joking.”
All the best breaking news items end with "I am not joking" https://t.co/wzoGxqEnK5
— Grey-heem Sterling (@spacemnkymafia) March 12, 2019
Other Twitter reactions centered around the excitement in Cleveland and Mayfield.
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) March 13, 2019
Baker + Odell is going to be so fun to watch.
— Patrick Crawley (@pecrawleynfl) March 12, 2019
— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) March 12, 2019
The Browns are now the clear favorites to win the division. For the first time since the 1980s. https://t.co/KqcZiT2Q8z
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) March 13, 2019
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) March 13, 2019
It’s actually happening pic.twitter.com/lsDAZ22LOB
— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) March 13, 2019
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) March 12, 2019
Gettlemen strikes again https://t.co/TRi7RLUHxZ
— Jody Breeze (@Blafell1) March 13, 2019
Let's check in on the Pittsburgh Steelers pic.twitter.com/5N2rD8VBj3
— Grey-heem Sterling (@spacemnkymafia) March 13, 2019
When Baker Mayfield see OBJ at the Browns facility pic.twitter.com/gzb0Irblhs
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 13, 2019
After decades of being the biggest embarrassment in the league, the Browns are now completely legit. They are a serious playoff team. Watch out, NFL.