The Browns are reportedly working on a new multi-year deal with the receiver.
Friday, though, mainly was a reminder that this is not Dorsey's first rodeo, with 26 years of National Football League player personnel experience including four years as GM of the Kansas City Chiefs, and that this draft will proceed as he sees fit.
Taylor's departure leaves the Bills with a significant hole at the position with Nathan Peterman - a fifth-round draft pick previous year - the only quarterback left on their roster.More news: Winter Storm Watch Sunday Evening Until Monday Afternoon
It's worth noting that Taylor should be looked as a bridge quarterback, as he'll become a free agent after next season.
And if that wasn't enough, the Browns pulled off a third trade on Friday.
TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Mike Evans has agreed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract extension that makes him the second-highest paid receiver in the NFL. It was assumed the Browns would target Cincinnati's AJ McCarron, whom they tried to land in a trade last season before the deal was squelched when the teams failed to properly file paperwork to the league. Getting Taylor gives them a vet who can still make plays while letting the rookie sit. It might even fit together more seamlessly now, assuming (which is always dangerous) the idea is to draft prototypical size and upside in USC's Sam Darnold or Wyoming's Josh Allen and give them the fighting chance this organization never gave Kizer. His yards per catch represented the lowest of his career at 8.8, but that's his game.
Since the end of the NFL's regular season, the Cleveland Browns' vision for their No. 1 overall pick has been blurry. Last season, he threw for 2,799 yards and 14 touchdowns. He took a $10 million dollar pay cut to stay with the team last season.More news: Germany backs European Union decision to respond to United States steel tariffs-spokesman
Hue Jackson has handed his offense over to former Pittsburgh coordinator Todd Haley, who should know how to best use a player of Landry's skill after coaching Antonio Brown the past few seasons.
I'm sure Cleveland sees Tyrod as a potential starter/bridge quarterback for them as they continue to groom a young quarterback.
What Browns GM John Dorsey's collective Friday actions did reveal, however, in his trades for Taylor, Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry and Packers defensive back Damarious Randall, is that Dorsey is going to be decisive in identifying the players he wants and aggressive in pursuing them in his first year running the Browns.More news: Everton boss Allardyce happy with Tosun after Brighton triumph