Many people joked about the video saying that it was a testament to how the Browns season would be. A die-hard Cleveland Browns fan is currently recovering in the hospital after he reportedly had a seizure while standing on top of his truck at the Browns tailgate.Video of the incident went viral after it was caught on live tv by Cleveland 19 News, who was covering the first game of the season from the parking lot.The video shows 40-year-old Andy Shepard in the background of the newscast standing on top of his truck as he takes a picture of the crowd. Suddenly he falls from the truck and lands on his head.The reporter Glenn Forbes later reported that Shepard received aid from EMS techs and they were treating him for a gash on his head.*Disturbing video:Viewer discretion advised* He is sitting up and responsive. Multiple EMS techs are speaking with him and treating an injury to the side of his head. Ambulance waiting. @cleveland19news https://t.co/ZC813c6Kq7— Glenn Forbes (@GlennForbes1) September 8, 2019 The man’s 17-year-old son, however, says the situation was much more serious than it appeared to be on tv and he would like people to stop joking about it.Shepards’ son reported that his father suffered a seizure while on top of his truck and was advised to go to the hospital despite refusing to go at first. He now remains in the hospital in critical condition and will need three surgeries.A Gofundme page has since been set up to help the family with medical bills.
With that said, New York does have a potential work-around if it has decided Beckham needs to be traded. (Presumably for locker-room reasons, or whatever, because there are no football or financial reasons to trade Beckham.)The Giants could use a post-June 1 trade designation, which would increase their cap savings to $17 million for 2019. The dead cap charge of $16,000 would remain, but it would be split over two years, with a dead cap charge of $4 million in 2019 and a dead cap charge of $12 million pushed back to 2020.That would provide New York some cap relief this season, in which 38-year-old quarterback Eli Manning carries a cap hit of $23.2 million. Manning — assuming he is not re-signed — would be off the Giants’ books in 2020 when that $12 million dead cap charge arrived.SN’s MOCK DRAFT: Giants get Eli Manning successor at No. 6Even under this scenario, though, the Giants essentially will have paid Beckham $21.459 million for 12 games in 2018, with the salary-cap impact being felt for an additional two years.Money management aside, Gettleman has one more reason to stand by what seems to be his word and keep Beckham. This is the GM who has been ripped by New York media and fans for, among other questionable roster moves, letting safety Landon Collins hit 2019 free agency. Gettleman, who was hired at the end of the 2017 season, needs to show some clarity in his approach to rebuilding a team that has a combined eight wins in two years after making the playoffs in 2016. His plan to replace Manning is not yet apparent. And evidently, his strategy in improving a defense that ranked 23rd in the NFL in points allowed per game last season does not feature three of the unit’s best players in Collins, Damon Harrison (traded to the Lions at the 2018 deadline) and Olivier Vernon, who was traded to the Browns.Yet if Gettleman were to trade Beckham a year after signing the receiver to a five-year contract — keep in mind that deal did not exactly come drama-free — it would be the biggest sign of discombobulation.Do you want the car or not? Would you sell?Of course not. Now, add three zeros to each of the above figures, and you can understand why an Odell Beckham Jr. trade in 2019 makes little to no sense for the Giants.MORE: Latest Odell Beckham trade rumorsThe Mercedes sale is not a perfect analogy. But in principle, it is part of the reason New York general manager Dave Gettleman, when asked about trade rumors surrounding the star wide receiver, told media assembled at the NFL Combine that the Giants “didn’t sign Odell Beckham to trade him.”Yet the speculation was fueled last week when CBS’s Jason LaCanfora reported “that for the right price, Odell Beckham can be had” and “Cleveland, Oakland and San Francisco are the teams I’ve heard most connected to Odell Beckham Jr.”The problems for the Giants when it comes to any scenario in which they trade Beckham in 2019 are, going back to the car analogy, the wasted cash spent to buy the Mercedes and the burden of money still owed to the bank.The $21,000 represents the $21 million the Giants have paid Beckham (signing bonus and 2018 salary) as part of the $41 million they guaranteed him at signing last summer on his five-year contract. That guarantee included a $20 million signing bonus, his 2018 salary of $1.46 million, his 2019 salary of $16.75 million and a small portion ($2.75 million) of his 2020 salary. The first $21 million is already in Beckham’s pocket.NFL FREE AGENCY: Best players available by positionThe $16,000 represents the $16 million in 2019 dead cap with which the Giants would be stuck should they trade Beckham this spring. The $5,000 gift card represents the $5 million in 2019 cap savings the Giants would get in trading Beckham, but those savings don’t impact the sunken cost that is the $16 million in dead cap.The rental car vouchers represent the draft picks the Giants presumably would receive in a Beckham trade. (Again, not a perfect analogy.)The point is, for a struggling franchise that has roughly $24 million in cap space with which to work in 2019, the dead cap charge that would come with a Beckham trade is too great. There is nothing the Browns, Raiders, 49ers or any potential trade partner can offer to relieve the Giants of that sunken cost. You just purchased a $37,000 Mercedes. (Congrats!) You paid $21,000 in cash, because you have the financial means to flex that hard, but you still owe the bank $16,000.After driving your Mercedes for months, dealing with some mechanical glitches but still appreciating the car’s splendor, somebody asks whether you’re willing to sell it. As a return in the sale, that person offers you a couple rental car vouchers and a $5,000 Visa gift card, which your bank won’t accept as payment on the $16,000 you still owe.