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Tyrod Taylor | Quarterback | #5

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (180) / BAL
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The Denver Post considers the Broncos a landing spot for Tyrod Taylor.
The Broncos made a run at Taylor in 2015 free agency, but he signed with Buffalo for less money. The Bills are expected to move on from him this offseason, and the Broncos could be a strong fit given their quarterback situation and Taylor's ties to Gary Kubiak. With Paxton Lynch and a top-five pick this year, Taylor wouldn't be more than a placeholder in Denver. Jan 12 - 6:02 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Tyrod Taylor completed 17-of-38 passes for 134 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in the Bills' 10-3, Wild Card loss to the Jaguars before departing with a head injury.

Struggling mightily all afternoon, Taylor was then driven into the turf in the game's waning moments, slamming his head. He appeared out cold for several moments. He has since been placed in the concussion protocol. Nathan Peterman came in to finish the game, and threw a season-sealing pick to Jalen Ramsey. Peterman almost certainly isn't going to be the player to displace Taylor in 2018, but the Bills seem likely to move on. Taylor's game hasn't progressed, and coach Sean McDermott has telegraphed he wants to go in a different direction. Although it had something to do with an embarrassingly limited supporting cast, Taylor's 2017 didn't feature his usual peaks to go along with his valleys. The Bills made stunningly few big plays. Taylor's $6 million roster bonus is all but guaranteed to be declined, making him a free agent. 2018 will be Taylor's age-29 season.
Jan 7 - 4:21 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 19-of-27 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown while adding six carries for 35 yards Sunday in the Bills' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

There's been no shortage of drama throughout Taylor's tenure in Buffalo. Arguably the most under-appreciated quarterback in football, Taylor was inexplicably benched for Nathan Peterman in Week 11, only to have the overmatched rookie throw five first-half interceptions against the Chargers. Taylor regained his starting job following Peterman’s implosion but he never made much of a dent in fantasy with Deonte Thompson and an injured Kelvin Benjamin as his top receivers. Tyrod kept the mistakes to a minimum during the regular season (four interceptions) and was productive as a ball-carrier with 427 rushing yards, but never topped 300 passing yards in a game. Taylor will make his first postseason start next week in Jacksonville. It's the Bills' first playoff appearance since 1999.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:26:00 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 21-of-38 passes for 281 yards and rushed three times for 16 yards in the Bills' Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

As is always the case, it was a game of up and downs for Taylor. He made a couple great deep throws to Deonte Thompson in the first half and consistently found Kelvin Benjamin for chain-moving gains, but he also missed open receivers, was late to others, and had two touchdowns taken off the board – one by a drop and one by a dubious replay decision. Taylor led another long drive to open the second half, although like happened way too often in this game it ended in a field goal, but he struggled to create much after that. Following this loss, the Bills will need a win next week against the Dolphins and some help to end the league's longest playoff drought.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:44:00 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 17-of-29 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against Miami.

He added six carries for 42 yards and a rushing TD. Taylor managed Buffalo to another win after sitting out last week. His only passing touchdown was a wide open throw to an uncovered LeSean McCoy in the slot. The Bills knocked Miami out of the playoff race and are still in the Wildcard hunt, but they get a matchup with the Patriots in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:16:00 PM

Coach Sean McDermott announced Tyrod Taylor will start Week 15 against the Dolphins.

Nathan Peterman (concussion) has been ruled out. Taylor was going to start either way, however. The Bills are still in the mix in the AFC, and Taylor gives them their best shot at wins. Taylor has played really well at home this season and is on the streaming radar against a Dolphins team coming off a big Monday night win against New England in a prime spot for a letdown.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 10:26:00 AM

Tyrod Taylor (knee) is practicing Thursday.

He was once again "full." Barring any setbacks, he will be ready to face the Dolphins. He will be a solid QB2 in that matchup.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 11:46:00 AM

Updating an earlier report, Tyrod Taylor (knee) is practicing in full for Week 15 against the Dolphins.

He'll be back under center after sitting out Sunday's game with a bruised patellar tendon. Taylor's fantasy results have been all over the map this year but his scrambling ability (he ranks third among quarterbacks with 334 rushing yards) keeps him in the streaming conversation this week.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 06:28:00 PM

Tyrod Taylor (knee) is practicing Wednesday.

Nathan Peterman is in the concussion protocol after last week's win over the Colts. Per coach Sean McDermott, Taylor remains the starter when healthy, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports it's likely going to be Taylor under center against Miami. Taylor is getting the starter's reps Wednesday.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 09:46:00 AM

Speaking Monday, Bills coach Sean McDermott said Tyrod Taylor remains the team's starting quarterback when healthy.

McDermott also said Taylor's Week 14 deactivation was "mostly" based on his health, whatever that means. It appears there's a decent chance Taylor is back for Week 15 against the Dolphins. Nathan Peterman is in the concussion protocol. Despite his recent disappointments and health issues, Taylor will be on the streaming radar if he can give it a go.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 01:56:00 PM

Tyrod Taylor (knee) is inactive for Week 14 against the Colts.

This was expected after Nathan Peterman got all the first-team reps this week. Taylor managed to avoid ligament damage, but wasn't healthy enough to play. Peterman starting downgrades to the entire offense. Buffalo should lean heavily on the run.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 11:32:00 AM

Coach Sean McDermott said Tyrod Taylor (questionable, knee) will be a game-time decision Week 14 against the Colts.

McDermott refused to announce a starting quarterback Friday morning and will presumably wait it out into the weekend to see if another 24-48 hours can help get Taylor ready. If he was healthy, Taylor would certainly be on the streaming map in this one, but he's hard to trust at less than 100%.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 10:22:00 AM

Tyrod Taylor (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

According to ESPN's Mike Rodak, Taylor was moving with a "slight but still noticeable limp" during individual drills. Coach Sean McDermott said how well Taylor can move will determine if he is active, so he is still not out of the woods. If he plays, Taylor will be a good streaming option against the Colts.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 11:38:00 AM

Tyrod Taylor (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

Taylor avoided ligament damage but is dealing with a patellar tendon contusion. Coach Sean McDermott labels Taylor "day to day," like he does with every injured Bills player. As far as his Week 14 availability, McDermott said they will consider how well Taylor can scramble and use his legs when deciding if he can start. Nathan Peterman and Joe Webb are splitting practice reps.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 09:51:00 AM

Tyrod Taylor has avoided ligament damage, and been diagnosed with a patellar tendon contusion.

He's considered day to day. Coach Sean McDermott also said Taylor will remain the starter "when healthy." Taylor is probably on the wrong side of questionable for Week 14. We'll get our first real clue as to his status when the Bills issue their first injury report on Wednesday. If Taylor does play, it will be in a prime matchup with the Colts.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 01:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2Nathan Peterman
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Marcus Murphy
3Aaron Green
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Marcus Murphy
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Marcus Murphy
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Andre Holmes
3Malachi Dupre
WR21Zay Jones
2Rod Streater
3Brandon Reilly
4Quan Bray
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Logan Thomas
4Khari Lee
5Jason Croom
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Dion Dawkins
3De'Ondre Wesley
LG1Richie Incognito
2Ryan Groy
C1Eric Wood
2Adam Redmond
RG1Vlad Ducasse
2John Miller
RT1Jordan Mills
2Conor McDermott
3Josh James
K1Stephen Hauschka