3 Trades Cleveland Browns could make with the New York Giants

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 28: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants in action against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on November 28, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the eagles 13-7. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

#1 Daniel Jones to the Cleveland Browns

As we discussed earlier there has been a regime change in the Big Apple. Traditionally, QBs not drafted by the new coach are highly scrutinized.

Daniel Jones is already being pushed out the door. The team chose not to pick up his 5th-year option, and a poor showing at the start of the season could see him as Brian Daboll’s scapegoat.

The Giants brought in Tyrod Taylor who has proven to be a competent caretaker QB in the NFL. He’s experienced enough to run the offense and it’s not outside the realm of possibility he wins the job outright in camp or replaces Jones as the #1 during the season.

Meanwhile in Cleveland, quarterback hasn’t been their strong suit since Bernie Kosar. I don’t have time to list all the different QBs that have run in and out of this franchise since it returned in 1999. Let’s just say it’s been a struggle.

This offseason is perhaps the most ‘Browns’ quarterback saga yet. They will be paying Baker Mayfield to play against them week 1, after trading him to the Panthers. The $230 million in guaranteed money they gave to Deshaun Watson will go down in history as one of the most embarrassing deals ever.

Jacoby Brissett is a decent NFL backup and can play in this league when called upon. Backing him up, however, is Joshua Dobbs- who has only thrown 17 career passes.

Adding Daniel Jones at the trade deadline, for cheap (Baker went for a 4th or 5th round pick) would be a logical move to make to keep some sort of balance to the offense

The Browns will be a run-first/play-action pass team. Their offensive line and backfield are in the upper third of the league.  Jones is a better version of Brissett.

He can roll out, keep the ball on bootlegs and QB runs and he can throw a pretty good deep ball when he has time.

New York’s offense over the past few seasons has been riddled with injuries and their line play under HC Joe Judge was atrocious. That doesn’t help a young QB find his confidence.

Like many young players, a change of scene could help, or he could just be another name added to the list of former Browns QBs.