The build-up to free agency has been one to remember so far with a few teams verbally agreeing to make trades and they will be finalized on March 14th, the first day of the new calendar year in the NFL and the start of the free agency frenzy. This week has been filled with news and the Cleveland Browns made one of the bigger trades when they acquired Jarvis Landry from the Miami Dolphins. Almost two hours after that went down, the Cleveland Browns struck again and made a deal with the Buffalo Bills to acquire Tyrod Taylor for the Browns third-round pick in this year’s draft.

Tyrod Taylor isn’t as bad of a quarterback as people make him out to be. He loves to make things happen with his feet and his ability to run has earned him the nickname “T-Mobile”. He can shift away from pass rushers, blitzing linebackers and when you need a first down to keep the drive going, he can make that happen. He’s also more than capable of making a big throw with his arm when necessary and he can fire the football down the field from the pocket and he can move the pocket and make an accurate pass on the run. Whenever you’re a receiver playing with a mobile quarterback, you keep running and running until he can find you down the field to make the pass and Tyrod can put pressure on a lot of secondary’s to either defend the running game or the receivers down the field. He has a tremendous knack for hitting his receiver in stride down the field. He’s also very elusive and can extend plays.

I’m happy this deal happened because I felt he was extremely disrespected by the Buffalo Bills. Tyrod was having a nice season and had the Bills in a position to make the playoffs throughout the year. The Bills decided to bench a productive quarterback and start an inexperienced rookie named Nathan Peterman and he had quite the day to remember and when I say that, I don’t mean it in a nice way. He threw five interceptions and let’s imagine if the Buffalo Bills had decided to stick with him, they’d be picking in the top ten of the 2018 NFL Draft in April. The Bills made the playoffs for the first time in 18 seasons and they aren’t postseason bound if Tyrod Taylor wasn’t their starter. The thought of him in Cleveland with Josh Gordon, Jarvis Landry, David Njoku and potentially Saquon Barkley is definitely an intriguing one.