This is just wrong.
When news broke that wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had been traded to the Browns for safety Jabrill Peppers, a first and third-round draft picks, Manning had not been made aware of the trade by any member of the Giants organization.
Shortly after the trade was announced, the Giants longtime QB found out like the rest of us.
“I found out watching TV one night,” Manning said to Giants reporters on the first day of voluntary OTAs, via Giants.com.
Manning said he was simply relaxing, watching television when he saw news of the trade on the news ticker scroll at the bottom of his screen.
“I wanted to reach out to him,” Manning said, via in-house Giants reporter Paul Dottino. “Odell has been a teammate for five years and been a good friend. In these circumstance you think about the person involved. It’s more than just a player. You reach out to just make sure they’re doing okay and how they’re handling it.”
Now that’s he’s gone, Manning admits that replacing Beckham with just one player is not a likely scenario.
“We have talented receivers and running backs on this team,” Manning said. “He (Beckham) was a tremendous player for us. There are certain things he can do not every player can do.’
A ticker is no way for a two time Superbowl winner, and potential future Hall of Famer to find out his #1 target has been traded.
Not sure how they run things in New York, but that’s just not cool.
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