Browns just made two big back to back trades - unknown picks for Jarvis Landry and a mid-round pick for Tyrod Taylor, and I realized I didn’t have anywhere to post about it, so I’m creating the off-season thread.
Titans release DeMarco Murray.
Seahawks release Richard Sherman.
Eagles trade Torrey Smith to Carolina.
Broncos send Aqib Talib to Rams.
Leveon Bell was franchised.
Seahawks trade Michael Bennett to Eagles.
Jeff Triplette is finally fucking retiring, that little ass goblin. Ed Hochuli too.
Haven’t kept up with the combine and draft too much - the media seems to really be trying to push the story that the Browns might draft Barkley #1 overall, but that seems like ratings bait to me. I suppose it’s possible if they really like one of the second tier QBs, possibly Baker Mayfield, who they could then take at #4, but I doubt it.
Not sure what this Tyrod Taylor move is, yet. I thought we were going to get stuck with AJ McCarron, which was awkward since he wouldn’t be coming as the veteran backup/transitional starter guy, so maybe Taylor is that, but I’m hoping this doesn’t lead to some weird McCaron/Taylor pickup that precludes the Browns from drafting a QB. Seems unlikely, but if there’s one thing I know in life it’s QB disappointment.
Landry trade seems fine. Browns lack a good slot receiver, Landry is quite high floor - but apparently he wanted 14m/year from the Dolphins and that’s crazy for a slot receiver. Browns have the money to pay him but that sort of number can’t be in serious consideration. Browns are actually fairly good at WR after having nothing at all last year. Gordon, Coleman, Landry, maybe Pryor comes back.
Anyway, here’s your general NFL offseason discussion thread.