Trade Scenario No. 2
This is the more unlikely scenario, but still an option. The Giants have already broken Eli Manning’s starting streak, benching him for one game last season. If he is performing poorly, they could do the same again.
Needing a quarterback, a Tyrod Taylor for Odell Beckham Jr. swap might be an option. Both players are on the last years of their contract, so they’re both rentals. Of course, the Browns would most likely send more fluff pieces, like late round draft picks, or maybe another player.
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The Giants could resign Tyrod Taylor and start him for a season or two, then giving the reigns to fourth-round draft pick Kyle Lauletta, or whoever they take in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft.
This would only be if the Browns were comfortable with starting Baker Mayfield Week 9. This scenario the Browns would likely be 4-4 or 3-5. Tyrod would be playing well enough to be a trade asset, but not well enough to keep Baker on the Bench.
The Giants could also use more help at cornerback. Besides Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple, they really don’t have that good of talent at the position. The Browns could send cornerback Terrance Mitchell to sweeten the pot for the Giants.
To sum it up, this is what the trade could look like:
Browns Receive – Odell Beckham Jr
Giants Receive – Tyrod Taylor, Terrance Mitchell