Last night the NY Giants did the unthinkable and traded away franchise wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns in a blockbuster deal.
Giants fans immediately mocked team GM Dave Gettelman on Twitter for the move.
Not only were fans on Twitter angry but “Game Of Thrones” authoer George R.R. Martin also joined in to bash the Giants for the trade in a blog post titled “kill me now”.
Via George RR Martin
The Giants have traded Odell Beckham Junior to the Cleveland Browns.
They get a first (the 17th overall) and a third in this year’s draft, and a safety, Jabril Peppers.
The Giants are GOING FOR IT ALL, clearly.
Yes, they are. During the season they traded their best run-stopper, Snacks Harrison. Come to offseason, they let Landon Collins, an All Pro safety and the heart of their defense, walk for nothing. Then they traded their best pass rusher, Olivier Vernon.
And now they have traded OBJ. Their best wideout, and one of the very best in the NFL. I’ve been watching and rooting for the G-Men since “the Greatest Game Ever Played” in 1958. Beckham was not only the best receiver on today’s Giants, but he was the best receiver this storied NFL franchise has EVER had in their long history, and probably the best receiver they will ever have. They are certainly not going to replace him with the 17th overall pick in the forthcoming draft.
No way that any team can replace its best wideout, its best pass rusher, its best safety, and its best run stuffer in one year, two years, three years.
I thought the last two seasons were rough for Giants fans. Next year is going to make them look like the good old days.
Someone pinch me. I am having a Big Blue nightmare.
The Internet had plenty of hilarious GOT jokes in regards to Martin’s OBJ post.