Well, according to reports the Arizona Cardinals were one of three teams making inquiries into acquiring Tyrod Taylor, it’s just that the Cleveland Browns were willing to give up a third round pick.
I'm told besides the #Browns, other teams that were interested in making a trade with the #Bills for Tyrod Taylor were the #Cardinals and #Broncos. #Browns offer of a third-round pick easily trumped what other two teams were offering.— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) March 9, 2018
This is not a surprise, Tyrod Taylor fit the bill of what the Arizona Cardinals and new head coach Steve Wilks wanted. Someone to keep the offense on time, someone who didn’t turn the ball over and someone who could make a big play when needed.
However, one thing we know about Steve Keim is, he has to feel like he is winning a trade. Even if he was willing to give up a third, he couldn’t compete with the Browns giving up their first third round pick, pick 65. Likely, Keim didn’t feel like 47 was worth giving up for Taylor.
If he is it right, we’ll know soon, if Taylor helps the Browns turn it around after he did the same with the Buffalo Bills, then maybe it would have been worth it.