That matchup was going to be intriguing regardless thanks to the aura around Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb and what Cleveland has built with a young roster, but Rams-Browns could be one of the best games of 2019 with Beckham in the mix.
In return, the Giants will get safety Jabril Peppers, the No. 17 pick of this year's National Football League draft and a 2019 third-round pick. The Rams will get a close look at Beckham in 2019 when they travel to Cleveland and face the Browns.
As it stands now, Beckham's contract - thanks in part to the Giants paying his eight-figure signing bonus - isn't all that different from the five-year, $75 million deal the Browns gave Landry after acquiring the receiver from the Dolphins last offseason. He was a two-year starter for the Browns who also handled most of the punt and kick return duties.
That's a Pro Bowl lineup.
Odell Beckham is on the move. So why not kick back at James place while King James rests in L.A.?
Complicating the situation: The Giants haven't figured out their quarterback situation.
Just this past week, the Giants and Browns had made another trade involving picks and players, as Olivier Vernon was sent to Cleveland and Kevin Zeitler was dealt to the Giants. I've felt that from the Carolina game where they didn't discipline him, they've ruined everything. A first-round pick in 2017, he struggled as a rookie but bounced back and played well last season.