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Crazy Afternoon of Trades in the AFC East; Dolphins, Bills Preparing for Trade Up?

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If you decided that you had gotten your football fix for the day, well, you decided wrong. Drop whatever you’re doing, because things are starting to heat up in the AFC East.

Two Jets division rivals, the Dolphins and Bills, made splashy moves involving big-name offensive stars that could hint at their intentions going into their respective offseasons; which could impact the Jets.

The Dolphins have traded Jarvis Landry to Cleveland for a mid-round selection.

Former Bills quarterback will be joining Landry on the shores of Lake Erie.

For both teams, these moves hint strongly at aggressive attempts to move into the top five for a quarterback. Miami still has Ryan Tannehill, but after trading a star skill position player for draft capital in addition to the rumors they are considering cutting Ndamukong Suh, could the Dolphins be pursuing a restart?

As for Buffalo, Taylor’s future in Western New York was always murky. The Bills, who especially after this trade are armed with a lot of draft capital, are now left without an answer at quarterback. Despite making the playoffs last year, it was obvious from the jump that the new regime in Buffalo was looking for a complete overhaul. Now, they could have the ammunition to make a big move up to add a young quarterback to an already promising young roster.

What about Cleveland? I still fully expect them to draft a quarterback #1 while Taylor takes the stopgap role, but this trade could increase the likelihood they are open to accepting a massive trade-down package.

These trades could mean everything in signaling the intentions of these hated Jets rivals. They could also mean nothing. However, if I were to guess, I’d lean towards the former, as in my view both of these trades signal a quarterback move.

It’s starting to look more and more like the Jets are going to have to be aggressive if they want to ensure they get the quarterback they like. What do you make of these deals and their impact on the Jets?


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