The Cleveland Browns made some moves on Friday, finishing things off by nabbing Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills for the No. 65 pick in the draft. Twitter was tickled pink.
Tyrod Taylor needed out of Buffalo. The Cleveland Browns needed a quarterback. After landing Jarvis Landry from the Dolphins earlier in the day and cornerback Damarious Randall from the Packers, the Browns lined up another big deal and hit engage.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter opened SportsCenter staring at his phone as he finished up tweeting out the deets. Michael Smith seemed surprised.
This is the Tweet that Schefter was busy composing when the cameras went live.
This would appear to be a great move for the Browns, landing a quality quarterback who can throw to their brand new wide receiver. With a wealth of other picks in the draft — including No. 1, likely to be Saquon Barkley now that they have a quarterback — the Browns appear set to take a big step forward next season. I mean, how could they not. Even the Browns social media team seemed impressed with their personnel moves.
And, of course, the rest of Twitter was eager to weigh in with their analysis, jokes and takez.
The Browns big day was reminiscent of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ trade deadline day last month, when a series of massive deals rapidly remade the bulk of their roster in dramatic fashion. The only question left is who will the Browns acquire next?
Thanks for all the fun Twitter. The Cleveland Browns will see you again, on this side or the other.