2018 Cleveland Browns: Early Team MVP Award predictions
1. Tyrod Taylor, QB
Number one is Tyrod Taylor, without a doubt, and let me tell you why. Taylor, really, is considered by many to be just above average as a quarterback. Taylor can move, and he does not turn the ball over. But, he will not, unless under extraordinary circumstances, take your team to the promised land.
And yet, Taylor is quite easily the best quarterback the Browns have had since returning to the league in 1999. When looking at the stats, that distinction comes down to him and 2004 starter Jeff Garcia.
Whereas Garcia was a three-time Pro Bowler, Taylor was more efficient as a quarterback. Additionally, Taylor’s playmaking abilities with both his arms and his legs make him a huge threat for any offense, and give him the slight edge over Garcia.
Now that the debate is settled, let’s talk about Taylor in terms of what he can bring to the Browns. Taylor, as mentioned before, can make plays with his arm and with his legs. While not Michael Vick-levels of athletic, Taylor can definitely move and extend plays.
Taylor does not take too many chances, and he makes sure he knows what is doing on the football field. Although he takes few chances, Taylor can still lead a team down the field with short to moderate passes.
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Tyrod Taylor, a shorter quarterback, can be the perfect mentor to the 6-foot-1 Baker Mayfield. If he can be the guy to usher in the franchise quarterback the Browns have sought after for two decades, then he absolutely deserves the Team MVP award.