CLEVELAND, Ohio – The giants drove a Ferrari out of the party last year at Odell Beckham Jr., putting on very low mileage and then selling an almost brand new cream puff to Browns at a great price.  From a financial point of view, the Beckham deal was non-brainer for Browns, because the giants have already paid him half of the $ 41 million guaranteed by the signing, in the form of a $ 20 million deficit bonus and $ 1,459 million base salary for 2018.
In August, the giants signed Beckham for a five-year extension of $ 90 million, including the guaranteed $ 41
But since the hunters have already paid him $ 21,559 million, it means he has a five-year deal with Browns of $ 77 million, or $ 15.4 million a year. That would put him seventh in the NFL just ahead of his friend Jarvis Landry ($ 15.1 million).
"First of all, you have no bonus performance with the contract," says CBS Sports & # 39; s employee expert Joel Corry Cleveland .com. "It's all with the Jews. So they get a top-flight receiver under the true market value, and that's huge for Brown's."
Moreover, there are only approx. $ 20 million back on contract – his basic salary of $ 16.75 million for 2019 and $ 2.75 million of his 2020 salary, which was guaranteed by the signing. Browns have the potential beyond the 2020 season – without dead money thereafter – meaning they basically made a two-year commitment to him for a total of $ 31.25 million. 19659003] It breaks down as $ 17 million in 2019 (including a $ 250,000 training bonus) and $ 14.25 million by 2020 (including a $ 250,000 training bonus).
Of course, Browns hopes that it is a much longer relationship. But if they need it a baseline they have one.
In addition, the remaining years of trading – $ 15.75 million, $ 15 million. and $ 15 million – is also an offer that takes into account the recipients' prospects in the coming several years.
"The market continues to escalate because Dallas will have to pay Amari Cooper after giving a first round of choice to get him," Corry said. "(Atlanta's) Julio Jones is going to get his contract adjusted this year and (the Saints) Michael Thomas is in a contract year. Who knows Tyreek Hill, but if he comes out of this (alleged battery burden) okay , they will pay him well, and if Cincinnati expands guys who fit into their long-term plans, they will have to raise AJ Green if they re-sign him. & # 39;
Giantsne on the other hand must have been very motivated to trade Beckham, in addition to paying him $ 21,459 million last year, he is on their books this year for $ 16 million in dead money.
"They couldn't have done anything and paid him $ 8.5 million in his election year this year and did not have $ 16 million in dead money and then acted on him, "said Corry.
" Usually, you are not a guy a year into it, even though it is the second year in moves, the giants have done so because they did it with Jason Pierre-Paul last year, & # 39; & # 39; he said. "They signed him as a franchise player and then paid him a year and had $ 15 million in dead money."
Corry doesn't buy hunter GM Dave Gettleman's first two round picking theory, which means he didn't just get Brown's & # 39; No. 17 gathered this year, but earlier 2017's first round picked Jabrill Peppers as well as No. 95 overall in the third round in exchange.
"If Cleveland tried to trade Jabrill Peppers in a separate deal, I don't think they would get anything distant near a first round turn in return," Corry said. It's Gettleman's spin on it and you can be in the wrong business if it's your turn. You should be in DC & # 39; & # 39;
If for some reason it doesn't work here, Corry says that Brown's has the opportunity given the favorable contract.
"If he is a distraction, he is a talented distraction, and they will be able to move him," said Corry. "But I do not expect that to happen because he have his best NFL friend and former LSU teammate in Jarvis Landry who can probably tell him to touch down and you have a quarterback in Baker Mayfield that I have a feeling would have no doubt to say what he might say to Odell Beckham Jr. & # 39; & # 39;
As for Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network's report that Beckham will resume his agreement, says Corry, that Browns has no incentive to do so at any time.
"He hasn't played a new year on his extension," he said. "Cleveland could do that, but I wanted to keep flexibility and make sure he is what you think he'll be the least on the football field before you start adjusting the contract. At least I would make him play through 2019, if not through 2020. You can't really see contracts being torn up before playing one down in the new years.
Beckham and his camp, if the report is true, could see on what Raiders did to Antonio Brown when they traded for him last week, without adding years to the deal, he went from $ 0 in guaranteed money to $ 30 million.
"He may try to get the Antonio Brown treatment and Cleveland has more than enough cap space to commit him, but that is something that other teams would fear in the league because they must have players on their team, you will see what happened to Odell in Cleveland, & # 39 ; & # 39; he said. "What if you take care of him, and then Jarvis says," I've been here a year already. I have helped build the culture. "By doing something for Odell, you've now made a new problem."
As for Beckham, dark for a few days to deal with all the recent changes, Corry believes that if Cleveland was good enough for LeBron James, it will be good enough for Beckham.
"He wants Baker Mayfield to throw him the ball and he will be in prime time a lot," he said. "If Browns are the trendy pick for the winner, AFC North lives for hype, he wants all the attention he wants. & # 39; & # 39;
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