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Tyrod Taylor | Quarterback | #5

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 217
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (180) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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According to ESPN's Tony Grossi, Tyrod Taylor has not asked for a trade.
At least not yet. Taylor acknowledged the possibility of being dealt prior to the October 30 trade deadline, but it doesn't sound like an opportunity he's actively pursuing. "There’s nothing to be angry about," said Taylor when asked about being benched for No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield. "Right now, I’m focusing on getting healthy and continue to keep getting better and what I can do for the team, and that’ll do it." Despite being passed over on the QB depth chart, coach Hue Jackson insists Taylor "isn't going anywhere." Headed for free agency after this season, the 29-year-old will surely be playing elsewhere in 2019. Oct 4 - 4:25 PM

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Tyrod Taylor (back) is practicing in full for Week 5 against the Ravens.

Taylor is over the back injury he suffered in Week 3 but with Baker Mayfield installed as the Browns' starter, he no longer carries any fantasy relevance. He'll hold the clipboard for Mayfield Sunday against Baltimore.
Oct 3 - 5:45 PM

Browns declared QB Tyrod Taylor, LB James Burgess, OG Austin Corbett, TE Seth Devalve, DT Devaroe Lawrence, WR Damion Ratley and CB Tavierre Thomas inactive for Week 4 against the Raiders.

Taylor cleared the concussion protocol but is still bothered by a back injury. Without him, the Browns will turn to Drew Stanton as the backup to Baker Mayfield. FS Damarious Randall, who had been questionable with a heel injury, is active for Sunday's tilt in Oakland.
Sep 30 - 3:44 PM

Drew Stanton will back up Baker Mayfield against the Raiders in Week 4.

Tyrod Taylor has cleared the concussion protocol, but he's still feeling the effects of a back injury. Taylor practiced, albeit in a limited capacity, throughout the week, suggesting he'll be active for next week's game against the Ravens. Coming off a masterful debut in Week 3, Mayfield will be the Browns' starter until further notice.
Sep 30 - 8:54 AM

Tyrod Taylor (concussion, back) is questionable for Week 4 against the Raiders.

Taylor was limited in practice all week. He's still in the concussion protocol, but coach Hue Jackson expects him to be available behind Baker Mayfield. Drew Stanton will back up Mayfield if Taylor doesn't get cleared.
Sep 28 - 5:22 PM

Tyrod Taylor (concussion, back) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

Baker Mayfield will start at quarterback for the Browns this week. Taylor is reportedly dealing with a back injury as well, but he appears on track to dress and back up the rookie this weekend.
Sep 27 - 11:14 AM

Tyrod Taylor (concussion, back) didn't practice Wedneday.

He remains in the concussion protocol. Drew Stanton will back up Baker Mayfield if Taylor doesn't get cleared for Week 4.
Sep 26 - 2:03 PM

Tyrod Taylor (concussion) did not practice Monday.

Taylor is expected to be cleared before this weekend, but he will not be returning to a starting job. Baker Mayfield is fully expected to be named the starter Monday afternoon.
Sep 24 - 12:13 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tyrod Taylor is expected to clear the concussion protocol this week.

It looks like Taylor will be healthy enough to play against Oakland next week, though it would be a surprise and likely a mistake if he drew the start. First overall pick Baker Mayfield dominated against the Jets on Thursday night and gives the Browns a much better chance to win than Tyrod, who was dreadful prior to exiting Week 3. Handing the reins to Baker should be an easy choice, though we can't take anything for granted with Hue Jackson calling the shots in Cleveland.
Sep 23 - 8:46 AM

Tyrod Taylor has been diagnosed with a concussion and is week to week.

It makes for a cruel end to an extremely ugly night. Especially with the Browns having 10 days to prepare for Week 4, they will go ahead and make the switch at quarterback. Baker Mayfield will start against the Raiders with Taylor backing him up. That's if he can clear the concussion protocol in time. Taylor was going to be benched regardless of his health. His play was that poor through his first 2.5 starts.
Sep 20 - 10:08 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 4-of-14 passes for 19 yards in the Browns' Week 3 game against the Jets before leaving with a potential concussion.

It will be hard to do this one justice in a blurb, but Taylor's night went as poorly as possible even before he was evaluated for a head injury. With the Jets showing zero respect for his arm, they teed off on the box, making life miserable for Taylor as the crowd chanted for Baker Mayfield. Taylor was one for his first seven, and things never got better. He took three sacks, all three coming on first down. He missed Antonio Callaway on what should have been a wide-open 75-yard touchdown and committee intentional grounding in the end zone. It was painful to watch. Even if Taylor gets cleared, Mayfield will finish the game under center.
Sep 20 - 9:44 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 22-of-30 passes for 246 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 2 loss versus the Saints.

Taylor added 26 yards rushing on four attempts. Taylor was largely nondescript for the majority of Sunday, but connected on a 47-yard bomb to Antonio Callaway that tied the game on 4th down with 1:16 left in the game. Taylor will still remain a high-floor streaming option Week 3 when the Browns host the Jets on Thursday.
Sep 16 - 4:49 PM

Browns QB Tyrod Taylor completed 15-of-40 passes for 197 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 1 game versus the Steelers.

Taylor added 77 yards and a touchdown rushing on eight carries to make up for a nondescript passing performance in the heavy rain. His fantasy day is a reminder that even when Taylor is a lackluster passing option, he's still a high-floor fantasy option due to his rushing ability. Taylor will be a popular streaming option Week 2 against the Saints.
Sep 9 - 5:49 PM

Tyrod Taylor (finger) was a full participant at Saturday's practice.

Taylor bruised his non-throwing hand and also suffered a dislocated pinky during Thursday night's preseason game against the Eagles. He returned after missing just two series. Taylor will be under center against Pittsburgh in Cleveland's season opener two weeks from today.
Aug 26 - 8:43 AM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said the team will continue to evaluate Tyrod Taylor (finger).

Taylor went down with what looked like a serious hand/wrist injury on Thursday but escaped with just a dislocated pinky and a bruised hand. He returned to action after missing just two series. "I was aware of it, but obviously our medical people said he was fine and he could be out there," said Jackson after the game. "We wouldn’t have put him back out there if he wasn’t. Again we’ll check everything tonight and see where he is, but hopefully everything will be okay." Jackson said on Friday that he doesn't expect Taylor to miss any practice time.
Aug 24 - 2:31 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Baker Mayfield
2Tyrod Taylor
3Ryan Lindley
4Drew Stanton
RB1Nick Chubb
2Duke Johnson
3Dontrell Hilliard
GLB1Nick Chubb
3RB1Duke Johnson
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Rod Streater
3Derrick Willies
WR21Antonio Callaway
2Damion Ratley
3Breshad Perriman
WR31Rashard Higgins
2Damion Ratley
TE1David Njoku
2Darren Fells
3Seth DeValve
4Orson Charles
LT1Joel Bitonio
2Desmond Harrison
3Greg Robinson
LG1Austin Corbett
2Earl Watford
C1J.C. Tretter
RG1Kevin Zeitler
RT1Chris Hubbard
K1Greg Joseph