Pat Shurmur was 'absolutely' in favor of Odell Beckham Jr. trade


The New York Giants made a huge decision this offseason to trade away their most talented offensive player, and that could make life more difficult for head coach Pat Shurmur in the short term. However, that does not mean he was opposed to the deal. In an interview with Paul Schwartz of the New York Post on Wednesday, Shurmur was asked if he and Giants GM Dave Gettleman were on the same page with trading Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns “Absolutely,” Shurmur said. “Everything we do behind the scenes, coaching and roster building, is collaborative.” Shurmur said he feels the Giants got a good return for Beckham with a first-round pick, a third-round pick and starting safety Jabrill Peppers. He described the trade as “good for both parties” and said he wishes both Beckham and pass-rusher Olivier Vernon — whom the Giants also traded to the Browns in a separate deal — nothing but the best. “I know from my standpoint on a personal level anybody I’ve ever worked with I wish the best for when they leave,”

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