Cleveland Browns land Jarvis Landry in trade with Miami Dolphins
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 10, 2018,
Mar 10, 2018, 10:25
Landry has been a slot receiver throughout his career and one with a pretty terrible average as well.
Though we don't know exactly what selections the Browns traded, we do know it's two of them. The team was expected to target a quarterback in free agency before deciding on Taylor, but they are still planning on drafting a quarterback this spring, according to the Associated Press.
Last season he established a franchise record with 112 receptions, which also led the National Football League, and 987 yards and a career-best 10 touchdowns.
Taylor's departure leaves the Bills with a significant hole at the position with Nathan Peterman - a fifth-round draft pick previous year - the only quarterback left on their roster. The Dolphins clearly had an aversion to paying him money commensurate with, or greater than what Julio Jones and Antonio Brown will earn in 2018 and decided life without Landry would be best.
Cleveland also owns the No. 4 overall pick - so perhaps they could wait until then to take a quarterback. He will now team up with Deshone Kizer, or whoever the Browns draft or sign in free agency.
The writing was on the wall for Tyrod Taylor in Buffalo - and now the end is here for the two sides.
Friday, the Bills became as good a candidate as anyone. Maybe they'll use both of those top-five picks on Chubb and Barkley, and build around Taylor. He also caught a career high nine touchdowns. Last year, he led the Bills to their first playoff berth since 1999.
The trade's impact extends beyond Cleveland and Buffalo. The Browns are also reportedly working on a new contract for Landry.