Browns Haven’t Discussed Tyrod Taylor Trade

Tyrod Taylor profiles as a logical trade candidate, but Browns head coach Hue Jackson says the team has not discussed moving the quarterback between now and the Oct. 30 deadline (Twitter link via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal). Taylor, meanwhile, says that he has not thought about requesting a trade. 

It’s frustrating, but it’s a part of the game at the same time,” said Taylor, who lost his starting job to Baker Mayfield after an injury sidelined him against the Jets last month. “Eight years in, you understand some things happen that you can’t control…Not wanting to complain, just got to continue to keep being myself day in and day out. Continue to be a leader and help the team in any way.”

Taylor’s desire to leave Cleveland may change if another team needs a healthy starting QB in the coming days. Meanwhile, the Browns probably aren’t motivated to move Taylor at this time. It still makes sense to have Taylor as a backstop to Mayfield and teams probably aren’t clamoring for the ex-Bills QB after he had a rough two-and-a-half weeks as the Browns’ starter.

If the Browns opt to move Taylor, they can promote Drew Stanton to the No. 2 QB role. They do not presently have a QB on the practice squad, so they would have to go out-of-house if they wanted a third signal caller in that instance.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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8 comments on “Browns Haven’t Discussed Tyrod Taylor Trade

  1. natsfan3437

    They would be stupid not to trade him. They need pieces and could get what teddy was worth easily. And he is a pending free agent.

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    • jb19

      Saints over paid for Teddy. No way the browns get back anything close to what they traded for Taylor, 65th overall. If they get a 4th rounder, they should be happy w that return.

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  2. nentwigs

    Get what you can for Taylor, he has no future in Cleveland. If a #2 QB is pressed into service Stanton would be the better alternative anyway.

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    • jb19

      Bills probably don’t want him back.

      Jaguars, Giants and maybe the Vikings as well. Thinking run first teams w no backup options or contender with strong defense.

      It makes sense to trade him. Even if Baker goes down, browns don’t really need to win this year. Even though the desire is there, they won’t get very far if they surprise for the wild card… which I don’t think they will do.

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  3. crosseyedlemon

    The Browns are not any under cap pressure so why trade Taylor? If they dump him and Baker goes down, they find themselves in the same position as the Bills, having to sign some dinosaur like Derek Anderson.

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  4. jeb39999

    Too early THIS year for Hue to admit they won’t make the playoffs but their upcoming schedule suggests they would be sellers at the deadline of any uncontrollable assists. That being said, Taylor won’t net a huge return so I could see him just staying put this year as he worth more to Browns as a backup than a 6th or 7th round pick.

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