Tennessee could use an additional veteran receiver, and Landry has produced more catches through his first four years than any receiver in history.
Landry signed his franchise tag Thursday, which now commits the Cleveland Browns to paying him $15,982,000 in 2018.
Per a source with knowledge of the thinking, the Baltimore Ravens were the other other serious suitor for receiver Jarvis Landry, who was traded by the Dolphins on Friday (officially, next Wednesday) to the Browns.
Trades can't be official until March 14, the first day of the new league year.
Grading the trade is hard without seeing all of the details (how much money they'll end up paying Landry), but it's worth noting the Browns own a ton of draft capital and cap space. He's set to make $16 million next season, which is the final year of his deal.
The Browns gave up a fourth-round pick in 2018 and seventh-round pick in 2019 for Landry, who led the National Football League with 112 receptions in 160 targets.
An upgraded passing attack can do a lot to relieve the pressure on the running game, a running game that could feature the exceptionally talented Saquon Barkley should the Browns take the Penn State product with their first pick.
Or the Browns front office believe Taylor is the guy to turn the team around with Barkley. The Dolphins will receive a fourth-round pick this year and a seventh-rounder in 2019, one of the people said. He led the team to their first playoff appearance in almost 18 years last season but always has been the quarterback the team seemed to want to move on from - even with front-office and coaching changes the past few seasons. His departure will impact the Browns' plans in free agency and the draft.
Shortly after acquiring Landry and Taylor from Miami and Buffalo, Cleveland shipped 2017 second-round pick and former Toledo Catholic and Notre Dame standout DeShone Kizer to the Green Bay Packers for Damarious Randall. With AP Photos.Losers all last season, the Cleveland Browns are showing they intend to win.
There's also a chance the Dolphins could release five-time Pro Bowler Ndamukong Suh.
A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Trading for Taylor shouldn't change the Browns draft strategy.
Whether Landry gets the big payday he wants remains to be seen. Landry is one of the best receivers in the entire NFL.