"In this situation you're able to get Tyrod Taylor for a third-round pick, not a huge contract", said Thomas.
Gutekunst vowed at the combine to be aggressive, and having hosted ex-New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson earlier in the week and now moving a former first-rounder for a backup quarterback, Gutekunst has backed up those words with action. The team is also highly expected to take a rookie quarterback in the 2018 draft.
In two moves that shook the National Football League landscape within a two-hour span, the Browns acquired the former Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl wideout and Buffalo Bills QB for a 2018 third, fourth and a 2019 seventh round pick. All Cleveland needs is a breakaway running back and the Browns could get one with the No. 4 overall pick if Penn State's Saquon Barkley is still around. He's also owed a $6 million roster bonus on the third day of the new league year. Cleveland could still draft Sam Darnold or any other of the top quarterbacks with the fourth pick.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown to go along with JuJu Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant.
Landry has been selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls and has 400 receptions, a record for a fourth-year player. The Dolphins began shopping him when the parties were unable to reach an agreement on a long-term contract. Last year, they traded down in the first round with the Houston Texans.
Kizer was stung by the demotion, but he regained Jackson's trust and won over his teammates by showing toughness and grit while trying to stop the Browns from joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams to go 0-16. He finished the year as the Packers' leader in interceptions (four) and pass break-ups (13). He also caught a career-high nine touchdowns.
As he did three years ago, expect Maccagnan to hit free agency with an eagerness to spend where he sees fit.
Whoever the Browns choose to select to play, either Taylor or a top quarterback in the draft, is already in a better position than Chicago's Trubisky because of a player like Landry.
In addition to acquiring three quality starters without giving up much, Cleveland now holds the first- and fourth-overall picks in April's draft plus three second-rounders. "ON MY MAMA", Landry posted on Twitter shortly after news that he was Cleveland bound broke.
A 2015 first-round pick, Perriman has been a bust. Teams are wheeling and dealing like never before. He took a $10 million dollar pay cut to stay with the team last season. Per a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Browns have traded the former Notre Dame standout to the Green Bay Packers for cornerback Damarious Randall.
Drafted 30th overall in 2015, Randall started 30 games with the Packers, recording at least three picks in every one of his seasons in Green Bay, although he finished past year on Injured Reserve.