The Odell Beckham trade has shocked the sports world after he was sent to the Browns for Jabril Peppers and draft pick compensation. People have been ripping the Giants for trading Beckham. I get it. Fans don’t want to see a top talent wide receiver walk out the door for draft picks. I get it. However, the Giants aren’t been ripped for the right reasons. They should be getting blasted for not having a plan.
It’s clear that whoever is making the decisions in New York has no F*cking idea what he’s doing. Let’s stop right at the top. Eli Manning hasn’t been able to play for 5 years. He threw 18 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. Yeah, that was 5 years ago. Now that guy is decrepit and a total statue in the pocket. The Giants had a chance to draft the future in Sam Darnold.
Sure, Sam Darnold had an up and down rookie year, but if you don’t see the talent, I can’t help you. Darnold was the youngest quarterback in football a year ago and started to really heat up starting in week 10. Darnold completed 66 percent of his throws for 6 touchdowns and 1 interception. He was also playing behind a bottom 5 offensive line, horrendous play caller, and virtually no weapons outside of one trick pony Robby Anderson. Take the L Giant fans, passing on Darnold was a huge mistake.
Instead, the Giants drafted Saquon Barkley. The Penn State back had a great year. He averaged 5 yards per
The Giants also messed up the Odell Beckham trade. They waited way too long to deal him. If you’re going to make that move, trade him before the contract extension. Instead, they ate a shit ton of dead money for Beckham to play against them. It’s idiotic. Prior to the mega extension, the Giants could have gotten way more than what they did. They also clearly don’t pay attention. If they think Jabril Peppers is going to replace Landon Collins, the Giants are on drugs.
Let’s say I was in charge of trading Beckham.
After you get Chubb, you put Barkley on the block. Get a shit ton for him. The Giants will never win with Eli Manning and a talented running back. Not going to happen. Move Barkley to the highest bidder. Having a talented running back on a bad team (especially the way Barkley likes to run) he’s worthless. That’s just me.
The problem is the Giants have no plan. They lost their minds about Eli Manning. They botched the Beckham deal from a timing standpoint. They poured all their resources in a running back instead of building a sustainable winner for the future. This is just a poorly run franchise. Pray for your local Giants fan. It’s going to be awhile before they win again.