Here Come The Brownies!

By:James Brown 

​On Friday, the Cleveland Browns made several moves that has everyone in sports thinking what’s happening in Cleveland. The Browns a team know for one blunder after another. Botched draft picks, losing season, and having 20 plus starting quarterbacks since returning to the NFL in 1996. Cleveland fans has witnessed their franchise lose season after season. Pass on star after star waiting, hoping, praying that next year their Brownies will turn it around. Cleveland’s moves Friday may finally give their fans hope that there is light on the horizon.
​The Browns were able to put together two block buster trades to bolster their offense and one trade to help add some depth to her defense. The first move was adding wide receiver Jarvis Landry from the Miami Dolphins. Landry will pair with Josh Gordon to help elevate the Browns’ passing game a hopefully provide a dependable receiver that the quarterback can depend on to help move the chains. Landry brings some versatility to the positon by being able to line up as an outside receiver or in the slot. With Landry having already signed his franchise tag he will play at the tag price of roughly 16 million this season, but the Browns will be looking to sign Landry long term.
​Second the Browns added quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills to be the signal caller for the 2018 season. Taylor is a veteran quarterback who has proven that in the right system with the right supporting cast he can win football games. Taylor is stepping into an offense in Cleveland that does have some weapons and a decent offensive line that may still feature All Time Pro left tackle Joe Thomas to protect Taylor’s blind side should he not retire. New offensive coordinator Todd Haley may view Taylor as a veteran who fits his system and style of offense he likes to run. Taylor has proven that with time he can make all the throws necessary and extend plays with his legs when the pocket breaks down. Taylor will not be the Browns’ quarterback of the future but more of a stop gap until the Browns find and groom their franchise quarterback.
​Cleveland’s final trade of the day saw them acquire defensive back Damarious Randall from the Green Bay Packers in exchange for quarterback DeShone Kizer. Randall will work into the Browns rotation in the secondary and may possibly start for the Browns at corner. Kizer was a rookie last season and saw very little success in Cleveland but did show flashes of what he could be. This trade to Green Bay gives Kizer a fresh start and the opportunity to learn from one of the game’s best in quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
​These trades on paper look to elevate a struggling Browns team and help them turn the corner towards uplifting this franchise any giving the fans in Cleveland something to cheer for. The Browns also hold the first and fourth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft where they could make several moves to bolster the roster. Whatever the Browns decide to do they have shown so far that they are trying to turn it around and start winning.