Giants' Dave Gettleman: We wish Odell Beckham, Olivier Vernon the best

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman wouldn't commit to Eli Manning as his 2019 starting quarterback. AP

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman wouldn't commit to Eli Manning as his 2019 starting quarterback. AP

He has watched one of the game's most talented players put up four 1,000-yard seasons, single-handedly be the difference in games against Dallas and make arguably the greatest catch in National Football League history.

NFL Network reporter Kim Jones shared a personal story on Odell Beckham Jr. after the Giants wide receiver was sent to the Browns in a deal for Jabrill Peppers and draft picks on Tuesday.

Tom Coughlin, two-time Super Bowl-champion coach with the Giants, once said that Beckham brought qualities to the Giants "the likes of which I've never seen".

Mara, Gettleman and Shurmur ultimately threw up their hands and said enough's enough.

Cleveland entered the offseason with a desire for a field-stretching receiver to line up opposite Landry, which would give the Browns a threat at every level of the field.

I'm honestly baffled by Gettleman and the Giants front office lack of awareness to the fact that they had a window to build a contender with their core of players in their 20's, including last year's rookie sensation Saquon Barkley. They are certainly not going to replace him with the 17th overall pick in the forthcoming draft. That likely means drafting a new, hopeful franchise QB in the upcoming draft and being bad for a few years to add more talent.

Yes, Beckham was a handful who demanded constant care. "The way this game is being played, your safeties are critical in pass defense".

Their surrender was an organizational failure, from top to bottom.