“The 49ers were in several different times,” Glazer writes. “They tried during the season and they tried here in the offseason. Someone with the Giants told me they were asking for the second pick of the draft from the 49ers, which the 49ers weren’t willing to do.”
Glazer mentions that the Giants were acting like they needed to be blown away with an offer to trade him, but it seemed to him that their plan was to take the best available offer by a certain date or time.
The 49ers had come up as a potential trade partner for Beckham dating back to last year, but the Browns were ultimately able to acquire him for the No. 17 overall pick, their second third-round pick and S Jabrill Peppers for Beckham.
Beckham, 26, was taken with the No. 12 overall pick by the Giants back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $10,406,198 contract before the Giants picked up his fifth-year option in 2017.
Last year, there was speculation that the Rams, 49ers and Patriots could be potential landing spots for Beckham and there has been a lot of buzz about the Browns having interest in him.
Beckham was set to make a base salary of $8,459,000 for the 2018 season when he agreed to a new five-year extension worth up to $95 million and includes $65 million in total guarantees. He stands to make base salaries of $16.75 million and $14 million over the next two years.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Beckham will free up $5 million of available cap space while creating $16 million in dead money.
In 2018, Beckham appeared in 12 games for the Giants and recorded 77 receptions for 1,052 yards receiving (13.7 YPC) and six touchdowns.