Gettleman goes on offense over Odell Beckham deal and Eli

Gettleman goes on offense over Odell Beckham deal and Eli

The Cleveland Browns landed Beckham in exchange for a first- and third-round pick in this year's draft and safety Jabrill Peppers. What are the Giants planning to do?

Gettleman said he only made one trade call shopping Beckham; he reached out to the Buffalo Bills after learning of their failed pursuit of Antonio Brown.

He said he didn't shop around for a better deal because the team making the call plays at a disadvantage.

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The obvious question is why get rid of the guy who has been the record-setting catalyst of the Giants' offense since being the No. 12 pick overall in 2014 and the Offensive Rookie of the Year that season. No he said, she said. Peppers was a 2017 first-round pick. "Another team made an offer we couldn't refuse", Gettleman said on a conference call with reporters. Odell was a tremendous talent making him a valuable asset. It's a good fleshing out of just how quickly the deal came together.

After the past season, NY did not franchise-tag leading tackler Landon Collins - Gettleman said teams called at the trading deadline a year ago to ask about acquiring Collins, but no one offered enough; traded sacks leader Olivier Vernon to Cleveland for Zeitler; made the Beckham deal; and stuck with Manning, who got a $5 million roster bonus this week. "At the end of the day, you have to say, "Gettleman is out of his mind" or 'he knows what he is talking about when he evaluates players.' That's really where it's at".

Barkley seemed to grow into a leader as his rookie season went on, which he will need to embrace from the moment the Giants reconvene for the offseason program later this spring. You ask me about my mantra of quitting on talent, and yes, I believe that fully, but quitting on talent is when you cut a player or get marginal value in return, and we all know this did not happen here. "Everybody wants answers now".