Sure the Odell Beckham trade is a big deal, but what about these five that changed the team's complexion?
Browns fans hope the Odell Beckham blockbuster becomes one of the most helpful trades in franchise history.
Here is a look at five Browns deals that made a big difference.
— 1962: The Browns traded with the Los Angeles Rams to acquire quarterback Frank Ryan on July 12, his 26th birthday. Ryan at first was slated to be Jim Ninowski's backup, but he soon became the starter, and was the field general for the 1964 team that won what stands as the Browns' last NFL championship.
— 1962: The Browns acquired wideout Gary Collins at No. 4 overall in the '62 draft with a pick obtained from Dallas in exchange for a Round 1 pick in 1961. Collins went on to what some consider a Hall of Fame career. He caught three TD passes from Ryan in the 1964 championship game against the Colts.
— 1978: Ozzie Newsome arrived with the No. 23 overall pick in the '78 draft, secured from the Bears in 1977 in exchange for veteran quarterback Mike Phipps (who the Browns originally acquired by trading away Hall of Fame receiver Paul Warfield to Miami). Newsome stayed in Cleveland for all of a career that landed him in Canton.
— 1980: A year after trading with Denver for iconic defensive end Lyle Alzado, the Browns acquired future Hall of Fame guard Joe DeLamiellere from Buffalo in exchange for future second- and third-round picks. Alzado and DeLamielleure became key men on "The Kardiac Kids."
— 1985 The Browns acquired quarterback Bernie Kosar in the '85 supplemental draft with a pick obtained from Buffalo for a first-round pick in the 1986 regular draft and two lesser draft choices. Kosar became the primary quarterback of a Browns team that reached the playoffs five straight years and played in three AFC title games.