Multiple Reports: Bills trade Tyrod Taylor to the Browns

March 09, 2018 - 6:21 pm

The Buffalo Bills have reportedly traded their starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns for the 65th pick in the NFL Draft. That is the 1st pick of the 3rd round, so the Bills have two picks in each of the first three rounds. The Bills also are reportedly off the hook for Taylor's $6 million signing bonus. 

Tyrod Taylor trade will become official Wednesday at 4 PM, at which point Buffalo will save $10.44M against its cap. Dumping that salary without paying $6M roster bonus and getting nearly a 2nd round pick back is a big win for Brandon Beane.

— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) March 9, 2018

Taylor finishes his career in Buffalo being carried off the field in a playoff game in Jacksonville. In 42 starts, his record was 22-20. He also compiled over 10,000 total yards, 65 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, and a playoff appearance. Nathan Peterman now stands as the only quarterback on the Bills roster. 

Taylor's poorest season statistically was this past one under Sean McDermott and Rick Dennison. He passed for just 2,800 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was also benched midway through the season for Nathan Peterman, before replacing him again after just one half. 

Meanwhile in Cleveland, they also traded for wide receiver Jarvis Landry earlier in the day. They also trade for Packers cornerback Damarious Randall, so the Browns are certainly not satisfied with just having a bunch of draft picks. 

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