The Cleveland Browns haven’t won a game in 2016, but they’re slowly building the roster for future success, or at least that’s the goal. After acquiring linebacker Jamie Collins from the New England Patriots earlier this year before the trade deadline, Cleveland has reportedly agreed on a three-year extension for cornerback Jamar Taylor worth $15 million.
The Browns and CB Jamar Taylor have agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $15 million, source says. Taylor would've been a FA.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 10, 2016
Originally a second-round pick out of Boise State by the Miami Dolphins, he ended up being traded to Cleveland during the 2016 NFL Draft, along with the 250th overall pick, for the 223rd overall pick of the draft — relative peanuts.
He’s started 10 games for the Browns in 2016 after being a healthy scratch for the Dolphins last year, intercepting two passes and tallying 40 tackles.
Though not a flashy player, Taylor has begun to live up to the hype that made him a second-round pick a few years back. And if he continues to ascend for Cleveland, his contract will be viewed as a tremendous value in the next couple of years.