Just after completing a surprise deal to acquire Pro-Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry from the Miami Dolphins, the Cleveland Browns surprised everyone with another big splash on the trade market.
The Browns agreed to a deal with the Buffalo Bills Friday to acquire quarterback Tyrod Taylor in exchange for the No. 65 pick in the 2018 draft. This trade is a huge shake up in the NFL, as explained by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Browns strike again.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2018
This time, Cleveland agrees to trade a mid-round draft pick to Buffalo for QB Tyrod Taylor, source tells ESPN.
Taylor now will throw to new Browns’ WR Jarvis Landry.
And Buffalo back in QB market.
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After much doubt that the Bills would pick up his option, Buffalo confirmed everyone’s suspicions with this deal, and now are officially back on the quarterback market. With options in Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum still available, the Bills could surely construct a deal as the new league year approaches.
As for Cleveland, they get a solid quarterback in Taylor, who in his three years with Buffalo put together a completion percentage of 62.5%, racking up 8,857 total passing yards and 51 touchdowns.
This deal gives receivers Landry and Josh Gordon a solid passer, and with the first and sixth overall picks in this year’s draft still in the Browns’ possession, we could see one of the best Cleveland offenses in years next season if played correctly.
At least, we should see an improvement from the abysmal 0-16 season that manifested in northern Ohio this past year.