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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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Tyrod Taylor completed 20-of-33 passes for 268 yards and a touchdown and rushed six times for 53 yards in the Bills' Week 7 win over the Bucs.
Taylor shredded the Bucs' defense for all of his 53 yards rushing in the first half, and he found QB-turned-TE Logan Thomas for a 22-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Taylor has a great upcoming schedule against the Raiders, Jets, and Saints all in a row. Even with one of the league's weakest pass-catcher corps, Taylor should be an every-week low-end QB1 during that stretch. Oct 22 - 4:45 PM

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Speaking Monday, Bills coach Sean McDermott insisted he has "all the confidence in the world" in Tyrod Taylor.

This is becoming the weekly ritual in Buffalo, especially after road games. Taylor has produced only six touchdowns in five starts, but has laughably few weapons. McDermott knows fifth-rounder Nathan Peterman isn't a better option. The Bills have little choice but to ride out Taylor's peaks and valleys.
Oct 9 - 1:33 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 20-of-37 passes for 166 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Week 5 against the Bengals.

The Bills had a pass-heavy gamescript despite playing without both Jordan Matthews and Charles Clay. Taylor had 25 first-half pass attempts, the second highest of his career. He threw a late game-sealing pick that sunk Buffalo's chances at a comeback. Taylor has now been held under 200 yards in 3-of-5 games. He'll get a matchup with the Bucs after a Week 6 bye.
Oct 8 - 11:46 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 12-of-20 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against Atlanta.

He added seven carries for just 12 yards. Taylor didn't have any turnovers and managed Buffalo to an upset win. He won't be more than a midrange streamer against the Bengals in Week 5.
Oct 1 - 4:25 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 20-of-26 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's Week 3 win over the Broncos.

He added 13 yards on eight carries. Taylor missed some throws early, but ended up with one of his more efficient games. He didn't commit any turnovers despite taking four sacks. Taylor's first touchdown came on a deflected goal-line pass, and he hit a wide-open Charles Clay on a broken play for his second score. It's a nice rebound after Taylor struggled to move the offense last week. Taylor is on the QB2 radar for Week 4 against Atlanta.
Sep 24 - 4:14 PM

Speaking Monday, Bills coach Sean McDermott remained committed to Tyrod Taylor as his starting quarterback.

After initially dancing around the question, McDermott said "Tyrod is our starter." The Bills' offense was positively putrid on the road against the Panthers on Sunday, though it's unclear how much more Taylor could have done. His "top two receivers" are Jordan Matthews and rookie Zay Jones. Fifth-round rookie Nathan Peterman would not give the Bills a better chance to win. Taylor is going to struggle mightily in Week 3 against the Broncos.
Sep 18 - 1:17 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 17-of-25 passes for 125 yards in the Bills' 9-3, Week 2 loss to the Panthers, adding eight carries for 55 additional yards.

The Bills' offense was completely eliminated by the Panthers' elite defense. 52 of Taylor's 180 total yards came on the Bills' desperation final drive. Taylor was actually inches away from a game-winning 33-yard touchdown with 14 seconds remaining, but rookie Zay Jones couldn't quite haul in an imperfect pass. Taylor's season has unfolded as expected through two games so far. He had a nice day at home and quiet one on the road. The Bills are returning home for Week 3, but will be hosting the Broncos. Taylor will be a no-go QB2 for that one.
Sep 17 - 4:49 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 16-of-28 passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Buffalo's Week 1 win over the Jets.

He also had eight rushes for 38 yards. Taylor rebounded from a red-zone interception on Buffalo's opening drive, throwing touchdowns to Charles Clay and Andre Holmes. He had a few big plays, but mostly settled for check downs, with Clay and LeSean McCoy leading Buffalo in targets. Taylor will a tougher matchup against the Panthers secondary in Week 2.
Sep 10 - 4:09 PM

Coach Sean McDermott confirmed Tyrod Taylor (concussion) will start Week 1 against the Jets.

He cleared the concussion protocol on Tuesday, and this was the expected decision, even if the Bills have been hinting rookie Nathan Peterman could see starts sooner rather than later. Taylor likely won't have as long of a leash under McDermott as he had for ex-coach Rex Ryan. Fantasy-wise, Taylor is merely a mid-range QB2 lacking pass-game weapons in a run-first offense.
Sep 6 - 9:39 AM

Tyrod Taylor has completed the concussion protocol, and been cleared for Week 1.

Taylor returned to practice on Monday and received final clearance on Tuesday. The Bills waffled on Taylor as their starter this summer, but barring something unexpected, he will be under center against the Jets. Coming off a rough August and lacking weapons, Taylor is a volatile low-end QB2 despite his well-demonstrated upside.
Sep 5 - 3:28 PM

Tyrod Taylor (concussion) returned to practice Monday.

It is a bit of a shock after coach Sean McDermott said his Week 1 status was "up in the air" on Monday morning. He is not out of the protocol and only working in individual drills, but this work gives Taylor a good shot to suit up against the Jets on Sunday.
Sep 4 - 12:14 PM

Bills coach Sean McDermott said it is "up in the air" if Tyrod Taylor (concussion) is ready for Week 1.

Taylor remains in the concussions protocol, but the coach said he is getting "better." Still, Buffalo's decision to sign Joe Webb on Monday suggests they are concerned. Fifth-round rookie Nathan Peterman will get the start if Taylor cannot play.
Sep 4 - 9:48 AM

The Bills are hopeful Tyrod Taylor (concussion) will be ready for Week 1.

"I feel good about it," GM Brandon Beane said in a radio interview. "I think from a layman’s perspective, he seems like he’s doing well." Beane also reaffirmed the team is committed to Taylor as its starter. For now, at least. Taylor will be 15 days removed from going down in Week 1. He should be ready.
Aug 31 - 4:47 PM

Tyrod Taylor remains in the concussion protocol.

It is not surprising considering he suffered the injury on Saturday, but coach Sean McDermott expressed at least some concern the quarterback would not be ready for the season opener, hinting they will try to protect backup Nathan Peterman in the fourth preseason game in case they need him for Week 1. Third-stringer T.J. Yates also remains in the protocol.
Source: ESPN
Aug 29 - 10:32 AM

Speaking after Saturday's preseason game, Bills coach Sean McDermott again confirmed Tyrod Taylor remains the team's starting quarterback.

Taylor was knocked out after only one drive with a concussion, but fifth-rounder Nathan Peterman failed to apply pressure in a disappointing performance. Taylor has looked awful all summer while the Bills have stripped him of some of his weapons, but he's still the only logical candidate to start the opener. That being said, the odds are increasingly against Taylor keeping his job for all of 2017.
Aug 26 - 10:37 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2Nathan Peterman
3Joe Webb
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Tolbert
3Taiwan Jones
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Tolbert
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Andre Holmes
3Deonte Thompson
WR21Zay Jones
2Brandon Tate
3Kaelin Clay
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Logan Thomas
4Khari Lee
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Dion Dawkins
3Seantrel Henderson
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Eric Wood
2Ryan Groy
RG1John Miller
2Vlad Ducasse
RT1Jordan Mills
2Conor McDermott
K1Stephen Hauschka