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Tyrod Taylor | Quarterback

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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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Browns coach Hue Jackson stated Thursday that Tyrod Taylor will be his starting quarterback for 2018.
"He's going to be the starting quarterback," said Jackson. "There is no competition." DeShone Kizer was the NFL's youngest starting quarterback in league history last year, yet Jackson benched him repeatedly. It sounds like Taylor will have a longer leash, although the pressure to play quarterbacks drafted No. 1 overall is always immense. We expect the Browns to draft a quarterback first. Mar 15 - 4:46 PM

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Browns acquired QB Tyrod Taylor from the Bills in exchange for the No. 65 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

This deal comes just hours after the Browns agreed to a trade which will bring Jarvis Landry to Cleveland. Coach Hue Jackson has said he does not want to start a rookie quarterback in Week 1, and this trade all but ensures he will not have to. It also means the Browns do not have to reach for a quarterback with one of their top five picks if they are not in love with the top options, although Taylor is scheduled to be a free agent after this season. As for Buffalo, the writing had been on the wall for Taylor, but now the only quarterback they have under contract is Nathan "Five Pick" Peterman. They are strong candidates to trade up for one of the top quarterbacks in the draft.
Mar 9 - 6:04 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the Bills are not planning to release Tyrod Taylor "at this point."

"At this point, it doesn't seem like they're going to cut him without knowing who his replacement will be," Rapoport sad on NFL Network. "The Bills are OK with paying a $6 million roster bonus to keep him on the roster." That bonus is due on the third day of the new league year. Rapsheet does report the Bills remain open to trading Taylor. Essentially, the report changes nothing. There is wiggle-room wording leaving open the possibility of Taylor's release while a trade is left on the table. The Bills were extremely vague on Taylor's future in their end-of-season press conferences.
Feb 22 - 3:57 PM

Tyrod Taylor won't take a pay cut to remain with the Bills.

Taylor wants to stay in Buffalo, but his future is in doubt after another uneven season. The Bills can save $15 million from making Taylor a post-June cut and look likely to move on. The Broncos, who went after Taylor in 2015 free agency, have been connected as a possible landing spot.
Feb 2 - 6:41 PM

When asked about Tyrod Taylor's future in Buffalo, Bills coach Sean McDermott declined to comment.

"I’m not going to get into Tyrod Taylor’s future," he said, while adding that the team will continue to "evaluate." The Bills have been going year to year with Taylor since his arrival in Buffalo, but have yet to find a better option at quarterback. The 28-year-old didn't put up big passing numbers in 2017 (14 touchdown passes in 15 games) but did the best he could with his limited receiving weapons. Fifth-round rookie Nathan Peterman struggled in limited action this season and looks ill-equipped to take on the starting job.
Jan 23 - 4:31 PM

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.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 12 - 6:02 PM

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