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Tyrod Taylor | Quarterback | #5

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (180) / BAL
Contract: view contract details
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tyrod Taylor has been medically cleared from groin surgery.
Taylor underwent sports hernia surgery shortly after the season. A 4-6 week recovery, Taylor's rehab was right on track. He has a $15.5 million option bonus due on March 11. Most beat writers expect the Bills to dump Taylor. Nick Foles and Tony Romo have been loosely linked to Buffalo as replacement options. Feb 22 - 8:27 AM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there is a "better chance" the Bills keep Tyrod Taylor than not.

Rapoport made the comment while talking about potential landing spots for Tony Romo. Bleacher Report's Ty Dunne, who is a former Buffalo reporter, guessed the Bills would move on last week, so this situation seems to be truly up in the air. Buffalo will commit to $30.75 million guaranteed over two years to Taylor if they pick up his option.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 21 - 12:56 PM

Bleacher Report's Ty Dunne guesses the Bills will part ways with Tyrod Taylor and "roll with a low-cost veteran" at quarterback.

Dunne's opinion is noteworthy because he is a former Buffalo reporter. Dunne expects the Bills to be "patient," sign a veteran, and perhaps draft a quarterback in 2017 or wait for 2018 to select their signal caller of the future. The free agent quarterback market is poor, as usual. After Kirk Cousins, top names include Mike Glennon, Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Geno Smith.
Feb 17 - 2:43 PM

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, new Browns QBs coach David Lee likes Tyrod Taylor "a lot" after the two worked together in Buffalo the past two seasons.

Cabot says Lee "would welcome the opportunity to continue working with [Taylor]" if the Browns were to acquire him. Coach Hue Jackson reportedly wants a veteran quarterback for 2017, and Taylor would be a great get for his offense. The Browns have plenty of ammo to swing a trade or make a signing. They have a whopping $105 million in cap space and five top-65 draft picks.
Feb 14 - 8:29 PM

According to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, Tyrod Taylor is not open to a contract restructure.

Taylor feels he's worth every penny of the six-year, $92 million deal he inked last August. He'll be due $30.5 million guaranteed in 2017 if the Bills pick up his option. The Bills would like to avoid paying that, but in a thin free agent market, keeping Tyrod might be their best bet. 2016 fourth-round pick Cardale Jones isn't an option, and none of this year's rookie quarterbacks are ready to play. The Bills have until March 11 to exercise Taylor's option.
Feb 9 - 8:34 PM

WGR 550's Sal Capaccio reports the Bills have yet to make a decision on Tyrod Taylor.

Capaccio reports new coach Sean McDermott and his staff have been looking at the tape and discussing whether they think Tyrod should be the starter in 2017. Even if they settle on yes, Buffalo could try to renegotiate the almost $31 million in guarantees Taylor is owed as soon as his option is picked up. The Bills have until March 11 to pick up the option, so they will likely wait to see what is available on the free agent and trade markets before making their final decision.
Feb 7 - 9:20 AM

Tyrod Taylor admitted he isn't sure what the future holds for him in Buffalo.

Taylor prefers to stay with the Bills but is still waiting for word from "management" about his status for next season. In the meantime, he's been busy with his rehab after undergoing groin surgery about a month ago. "If I didn't have to rehab, I'd probably be thinking about [my future] all the time," said Taylor. Jason La Canfora of CBS reported Thursday that the Bills were still holding out hope of bringing Taylor back on a lesser contract, but that's probably a pipe dream.
Feb 3 - 1:13 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Bills "haven't give up hope on retaining" Tyrod Taylor with a "lesser contract."

La Canfora considers it "wishful thinking." It is, as Taylor will almost certainly make the reasonable gamble he can get more on the open market following his release. Not only that, he could be with a team that actually wants him. La Canfora has also reported the Bills have "significant interest" in Tony Romo, and that Taylor could be an option for the Cardinals if Carson Palmer retires.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 2 - 3:38 PM

ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon expects Cleveland to target Tyrod Taylor if he's released by the Bills.

Taylor is fully expected to be released by Buffalo, and ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak reiterated it on Tuesday. The Bills brought in new coach Sean McDermott and are overhauling the coaching staff, while GM Doug Whaley has never seemed to be a big fan of Taylor after ex-coach Rex Ryan handpicked him and started him over Whaley's bust, E.J. Manuel. Taylor will have no shortage of suitors once he's free. He'd be a fine match in Cleveland with Hue Jackson.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 17 - 8:24 PM

Bills coach Sean McDermott was noncommittal about Tyrod Taylor's future in Buffalo during his introductory press conference.

Taylor was reportedly a favorite of Anthony Lynn, who was expected to land the head job in Buffalo this offseason. But instead the Bills hired McDermott (Lynn is now coaching the Chargers), leaving Taylor in a cloud of uncertainty. McDermott met Taylor for the first time on Friday and said he will evaluate the Bills' quarterback situation "methodically" in the coming weeks. The Bills could address quarterback in the draft if they choose to move on from Taylor this offseason.
Jan 13 - 2:24 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Bills owners "expressed remorse" to interim coach Anthony Lynn for making him bench Tyrod Taylor in Week 17.

The bizarre move to bench Taylor came down from ownership, who deemed it a "business decision." Per Rapoport, Lynn "likes Taylor" and wouldn't have benched him on his own. Most reports have suggested the Bills are ready to move on from Taylor but perhaps they're reevaluating that stance. Taylor will never be an elite downfield passer but his mobility is a huge plus and he's better than any quarterback the Bills have had in recent memory. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Buffalo's next head coach would have more control over the 53-man roster. If Lynn lands the job as many expect, there's a good chance he'll maintain Taylor as the team's starting quarterback.
Jan 8 - 10:30 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bills continue to have no intentions of picking up Tyrod Taylor's $15.5 million option bonus this offseason.

By exercising the option, the Bills would guarantee Taylor $30.75 million over the life of his contract. That's something they seem uncomfortable with, despite Taylor significantly improving the offense in Buffalo the past two seasons. Before Taylor, the Bills were 26th in scoring. The past two years, the Bills have been 10th and 11th. It's unclear why the Bills even handed Taylor this contract in the first place last offseason. He met expectations in 2016 and wasn't the reason Buffalo didn't make the playoffs. If Taylor is let go, he'll have no trouble finding a starting job elsewhere. The Bills could be looking at a full rebuild.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 6 - 11:07 AM

Tyrod Taylor is undergoing groin surgery on Thursday.

Taylor reported the news himself on Snapchat, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds the quarterback is facing a six-week recovery. That is good news for the Bills, who need Taylor to be able to pass a physical before March 9 in order to release him. Even if the Bills move on as expected, Taylor should have little trouble finding another opportunity in free agency.
Jan 5 - 10:50 AM

Tyrod Taylor said he has "done enough to be the starter" for the Bills moving forward.

"That decision is on the Bills and we'll see what the future holds," Taylor added. Taylor was open with the media about his disappointment on Monday, repeatedly saying the starting job "was taken from" him. Taylor is right he has played well enough to remain the starter in Buffalo, but it does not look like that will happen. Taylor will almost certainly be traded or released this offseason.
Jan 2 - 10:11 AM

Bills declared QB Tyrod Taylor, TE Gerald Christian, CB Stephon Gilmore, OT Cordy Glenn, WR Dez Lewis, TE Logan Thomas and DT Adolphus Washington inactive for Week 17 against the Jets.

Taylor was ruled out earlier this week and could be headed for hernia surgery. It's entirely possible that Taylor has played his final game in a Bills uniform. Preston Brown (foot), Zach Brown (illness), Charles Clay (knee), John Miller (hip), Sammy Watkins (foot) and Kyle Williams (back) are all active for Buffalo. E.J. Manuel will draw the start at quarterback.
Jan 1 - 11:37 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2Cardale Jones
3Josh Woodrum
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3Jonathan Williams
4Cedric O'Neal
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marcus Easley
3Kolby Listenbee
WR21Walter Powell
2Dezmin Lewis
WR31Dezmin Lewis
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Blake Annen
4Gerald Christian
5Logan Thomas
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Michael Ola
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Eric Wood
2Ryan Groy
RG1John Miller
2Patrick Lewis
RT1Seantrel Henderson
2Cyrus Kouandjio
K1Dan Carpenter