After finishing 2018 with a 5-14 record, New York Giants were heading into the offseason in a state of uncertainty. Well after trading their best player to the Browns earlier this week, it’s clear that they have decided to go the rebuilding route.
Many fans are up in arms about the departure of Odell Beckham Jr, but Giants GM Dave Gettleman has no regrets about the trade despite how tough of a decision it was to make.
“You can win while you build a roster. We do have a plan, and this is a part of it,” said Gettleman.
By shipping Beckham Jr off, they are getting rid of their most productive receiver. He led the team by a significant margin with 1,052 receiving yards last season. He also led the team in touchdowns (6), and was second behind Saquon Barkley in receptions (77).
The one thing the Giants gain in the deal was salary flexibility. Beckham Jr. The 26-year old Baton Rouge, Louisiana native is heading into the first season of a five-year, $95 million contract extension with about $65 million guaranteed. They also received a first and third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, which could allow them to find some young talent that could soften the blow caused by the Beckham Jr. deal. Only time will tell.
Packers on verge of signing All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander to lucrative four-year extension
Jaire Alexander is about to get paid!
According to reports, the Green Bay Packers have finalized their star cornerback to a lucrative four-year, $84 million contract extension that pays him an annual average value of $21 million.
The deal includes a massive $30 million signing bonus, which is the record for largest signing bonus giving to a defensive back.
The 25-year old, who was selected 18th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, has amassed 184 combined tackles, 44 passes defended, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles over a span of four seasons and 48 games with the franchise.
He is also a one-time Pro Bowl and was selected to a Second-team All-Pro in 2020.
Buccaneers to face Seahawks in NFL’s first ever game in Germany
The NFL is finally coming to Germany next season, and the league’s biggest star will grace them with his presence.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to take on the Seattle Seahawks at 9:30 a.m. ET on November 13 at Allianz Arena in Munich. The stadium is home to Bundesliga powerhouse FC Bayern.
The league also announced a handful of other international games in multiple countries.
- New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings on October 2, and Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants on October 9 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham.
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs Denver Broncos on October 30 at Wembley Stadium in London.
- Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers on November 21 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for Monday Night Football.
Ravens trade receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals bolstered their receiving core in a big way!
The team announced that they have acquired wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and a 2022 third round pick (100th overall) from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for 23rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Subsequently, the Ravens ended up trading the 23rd overall pick they received in the deal to the Buffalo Bills. The Bills then used the pick to select cornerback Kaiir Elam out of Florida.
Brown, 24, recorded 195 receptions, 2361 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns over a span of 46 games and three seasons with the Ravens from 2019-2021.