The New York Giants gave the NFL (and their fanbase) one collective heart attack after the team decided to trade star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.
With Beckham now on the roster, alongside Baker Mayfield and Jarvis Landry, the team takes on the remaining five-years and $77 million on his deal. That may not be the case much longer.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Beckham will likely take a page out of Antonio Brown's playbook and request a reworked contract.
Antonio Brown received a contract upgrade when he was traded to the #Raiders. The expectation is that Odell Beckham Jr will want one, as well. Some issues to work out for Cleveland.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2019
New York just signed Beckham to a six-year, $95 million contract last offseason, and after one year into the deal decided to blow it all up. General manager Dave Gettleman stressed that he didn't sign Beckham to trade him, but as we all saw on Tuesday night, that turned out not to be the case.
The Oakland Raiders acquired Brown over the weekend, and immediately restructured his contract, pushing his total salary to over $50 million, as well as guaranteeing $30 million of it.
Luckily for Cleveland, they have over $54 million in cap space to work with for the new league year (not counting the Sheldon Richardson and Breshad Perriman deals). Browns general manager John Dorsey is building a championship squad, and will likely have no issues giving his new receiver a pay raise.