CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Giants kicked out a Ferrari at Odell Beckham Jr. last year, running low mileage and then selling an almost brand new puff bag at a fantastic price to the Browns.  From a financial point of view, Beckham's trading was child's play for the Browns, with the Giants already earning half of the guaranteed $ 41 million signing in the form of a $ 20 million signing bonus and a base salary $ 1,459 million paid for 2018.
In August, the Giants signed a five-year extension of $ 90 million to Beckham, including $ 41 million at signing and $ 65 million in joint pledges. The deal includes escalators worth $ 5 million in later years, which can reach up to $ 95 million. This Beckham was the highest-paid recipient in the NFL with an average of $ 1
The Giants have already paid him $ 21,459 million, which means he has a five-year deal worth $ 77 million with Browns. or $ 15.4 million a year. He would be seventh in the NFL, just ahead of his friend Jarvis Landry ($ 15.1 million).
"First of all, you have no bonus for the contract," CBS sports expert Joel Corry told Cleveland .com. "That's all with the Giants. So you get a top-notch receiver below the true market value, and that's huge for the Browns. "
In addition, there are only $ 20 million left for the contract – its base salary of $ 16.75 million for 2019 and $ 2.75 million from its 2020 salary guaranteed at signing Browns have potential after the 2020 season – and then no dead money – meaning they essentially made him a two-year commitment totaling $ 31.25 million.  This collapses in 2019 $ 17 million (including $ 250,000 workout bonus) and $ 14.25 million in 2020 (including $ 250,000 workout bonus).
Of course, the Browns hope it's a lot longer relationship gives an exit plan they have one.
Add to Add The remaining years of the deal – $ 15.75 million, $ 15 million and $ 15 million – are also a bargain given the prospects for the next few years.
"The market will continue to escalate because Dallas Amari will have to pay Cooper after making a first round to bring him," said Corry. "(Atlanta) Julio Jones will adjust his contract this year, and Michael Thomas (the saints) is in a contract year, who knows about Tyreek Hill, but if he comes out of this (alleged battery probe) then they will pay him well, and if Cincinnati expands people who fit their plans long term, they must raise AJ Green's raise if they sign it again. "
The Giants, on the other hand, must have been very motivated to trade with Beckham because not only did they pay him the $ 21,459 million last year, but they stand in the books this year for $ 16 million for dead money.
"They did nothing this year in his year of options, paying him $ 8.5 million and not $ 16 million and then traded him, "Corry said.
You do not usually trade a guy a year, though the Giants did it for the second year in a row because they did it last year with Jason Pierre-Paul, "he said. "They signed him as a franchisee and then paid him one year and had $ 15 million in dead money."
Corry does not buy Giant's GM Dave Gettleman's two first-round picks theory, which means he did not just get the Browns. No. 17 overall this year, but the first round of the first round of 2017 for Jabrill Peppers and the No. 95 for the third round in the third round.
"If Cleveland tried to trade Jabrill Peppers in a single deal, I do not think they would get anything remotely close to a first round in return," Corry said. "This is Gettleman, and you may be in the wrong profession if you do that. You should be in DC.
If it does not work out for some reason, Corry said the Browns have options that have the favorable contract. "
" If he's a distraction, he's a talented distraction, and they'll do it in the Be able to move him, "said Corry. "But I do not expect it, because he has his best NFL friend and former LSU teammate in Jarvis Landry, who can probably tell him to go down the ball, and in Baker Mayfield there's a quarterback I do not feel concerns about to say something he had to say to Odell Beckham Jr. "
As for NFL Network's Ian Rapoport announcing that Beckham wants to repeat its deal, Corry says the Browns have no incentive to do so at any time.
"He has not played a new year on his extra time," said "Cleveland could do that, but I would keep the flexibility and make sure he's the one you think he'll at least be on the pitch before you start adjusting the contract Bring 2019 to play, if not until 2020. You basically do not see any contracts before you've downplayed one in the new years. "
Beckham and his camp, if the report is true, could look at what the Raiders are up to Antonio Brown did when she traded for him last week h Without investing more years in the deal, he rose from $ 0 in guaranteed funds to $ 30 million.
"He may try to get treatment from Antonio Brown, and Cleveland has more than enough leeway to sign him up, but other teams would do so. The frown frowned as players would then play on their team. "Hey, what happened to Odell in Cleveland?" He said. "What if you take care of him and then Jarvis says," I've been here for a year. I helped build the culture. "By doing something for Odell, you've created a new problem."
If Beckham gets dark for a few days to process the latest changes, Corry thinks if Cleveland was good enough for LeBron James, it'll be good enough for Beckham.
"He will have Baker Mayfield throwing him the ball, and he will be much at peak time," he said. "If the Browns who are in the trend for the AFC North, the hype, he has all the attention he wants."
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