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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
Contract: view contract details

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Bills coach Sean McDermott confirmed he expects Tyrod Taylor to be the Week 1 starter.
"I have all the confidence in the world in Tyrod," said McDermott. It's a turnaround from the Bills after they were noncommittal on Taylor following Thursday's preseason game. It's possible Nathan Peterman could get some first-team reps this week, but Taylor remains the favorite to open the year as the starter. Aug 18 - 5:04 PM

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After making vague comments in Thursday's presser, Bills coach Sean McDermott clarified that Tyrod Taylor's starting job is safe.

"Well, we're always going to evaluate everything," were McDermott's initial words. Anyone who has ever followed football knows what that means. Afterward, however, McDermott told both ABC Buffalo and the Buffalo News that he wasn't considering a change at quarterback. All we really know is, Taylor will be under center Week 1, but he's going to be on the hot seat.
Aug 17 - 11:44 PM

Bills coach Sean McDermott was noncommittal on Tyrod Taylor's starting job following Thursday night's preseason game.

"Well, we're always going to evaluate everything," said McDermott, who praised fifth-round rookie Nathan Peterman for being "decisive" in Thursday night's exhibition game against the Eagles. Meanwhile, Taylor threw two interceptions in six possessions. Having traded away Sammy Watkins, the Bills' offense is no longer built to suit Tyrod's strengths. We suspect Taylor will still start in Week 1, but he may enter the season on a short leash.
Aug 17 - 10:58 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 8-of-18 passes for 53 yards and two interceptions in Thursday's second preseason game.

Taylor's first interception came from a deflection on a blitz. His second was an underthrow on a broken play. Beyond the two interceptions, Taylor was under pressure on a large portion of his throws. This was not an encouraging outing from the Bills' first-team offense. Taylor's first game without Sammy Watkins was a disaster. It's going to be a trying year in Buffalo.
Aug 17 - 8:40 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 5-of-8 passes for 46 yards in the Bills' preseason opener.

Taylor briefly appeared to be sidelined by a leg injury following a long sack, but he reentered the game, and wound up playing three full drives. Taylor connected with Sammy Watkins on 4-of-5 targets for 39 yards. Always a good bet to finish as a top-12 fantasy quarterback because of his rushing skills, Taylor continues to be undervalued in early-August drafts.
Aug 10 - 7:56 PM

Tyrod Taylor reentered Thursday night's preseason opener after suffering a minor leg injury.

Taylor was limping at one point and had to be checked out by trainers, but it looks like he's fine.
Aug 10 - 7:29 PM

Tyrod Taylor left the Bills' preseason opener with a leg injury.

Tyrod stayed in the game after suffering the injury on a long sack and played another snap. He opened 3-of-4 passing for 30 yards, with all three of Tyrod's completions going to Sammy Watkins. We are guessing Tyrod's injury isn't serious, but trainers were examining him on the sideline after he exited the game. We'll have more information on Tyrod as it comes.
Aug 10 - 7:25 PM

ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak reports Tyrod Taylor's first five days of camp have "left something to be desired."

Taylor has apparently been up-and-down with his accuracy. That won't come as a surprise to anyone who has ever watched Taylor play football. The Bills want Taylor to remain confined to the pocket in camp so he can work on his passing. They do not plan to limit Taylor's scrambling during the regular season. Taylor will remain a streaming-based QB2 this season.
Aug 3 - 3:13 PM

Bills coach Sean McDermott said he has "been impressed" by Tyrod Taylor's leadership.

"There’s leadership qualities at that quarterback position that are important to winning football games," McDermott said, "and I think he’s done a nice job in that area." The new coach has pushed Taylor to be more of a vocal leader, and it sounds like he has answered the call. Taylor will be the starter this year, but he needs a strong season to secure his long-term future in Buffalo.
Jun 20 - 9:46 AM

Speaking with the MMQB's Peter King, new Bills GM Brandon Beane promised an "open competition" at quarterback.

Coach Sean McDermott initially said Tyrod Taylor is the quarterback of the future, but he amended after Beane's comments, saying it "remains to be seen." Beane added Monday that the Bills will continue to "turn over every stone" until they are "100 percent set" at quarterback. Despite a completely new front office and coaching staff, it is clear Taylor's spot atop the depth chart remains precarious. He would leave over $8.5 million in dead cap, but the Bills can get out of Taylor's contract after this season.
Source: MMQB
May 15 - 8:46 AM

Tyrod Taylor (groin) is participating fully on the first day of Bills offseason workouts.

Taylor was medically cleared roughly six weeks ago, but it's worth noting again that he's fully recovered from surgery to repair a sports hernia suffered late last season. With a new contract in hand and new offense to learn, this is a big year for Taylor. He should again flirt with fantasy QB1 numbers.
Apr 3 - 11:21 AM

Coach Sean McDermott made it clear the new Bills' offense will feature Tyrod Taylor's "movement" ability.

New Bills OC Rick Dennison comes from the Kubiak-Shanahan tree, whose offenses feature bootleg-heavy play calls and get their quarterbacks on the move. Dennison was Taylor's position coach in 2014 with the Ravens and should have a full grasp of Tyrod's strengths and weaknesses. McDermott did emphasize that running the football will remain the Bills' identity on offense.
Apr 2 - 1:31 PM

Tyrod Taylor's restructured two-year contract contains just $1 million guaranteed after 2017.

Taylor is slated to make $14.5 million in 2017, but the Bills will have another decision to make after this season. Just $1 million of his base salary in 2018 is guaranteed, and a $6-million roster bonus which likely is due early in the league year will force them to commit or not commit to Tyrod early next offseason. Even if they pay the roster bonus, Taylor is now scheduled to hit free agency after the 2018 season. With that level of uncertainty about Tyrod's future, the Bills should still be looking hard at quarterbacks early in the draft.
Mar 14 - 9:51 AM

Tyrod Taylor's restructured contract with the Bills is worth $30.5 million over the next two seasons.

There are years in the deal after that, but they will void and Taylor will become a free agent in 2019. Taylor got $15.5 million guaranteed, and will make $14.5 million this year with $16 million coming in 2018. The money appears to be similar to what the Bears are paying Mike Glennon, even if Chicago has Glennon under contract for one more year. They're both due around $15 million annually.
Mar 9 - 1:31 PM

Tyrod Taylor has agreed to a restructured contract to stay with the Bills.

Buffalo didn't have good alternatives, unless it wanted to accept a clear downgrade like Nick Foles and use the money saved from Taylor to improve the team elsewhere. Smartly, GM Doug Whaley realized keeping Taylor was the best option. New OC Rick Dennison campaigned for Taylor after the two worked together in Baltimore. Taylor isn't a top-end passer, but he is a top-20 NFL quarterback whose dual-threat and deep-passing ability give Buffalo's run game a significant boost. The Bills have finished 12th and 10th in the NFL in points scored in Taylor's two seasons as a starter.
Mar 8 - 1:53 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2Nathan Peterman
3T.J. Yates
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Jonathan Williams
3Joe Banyard
4Cedric O'Neal
5Jordan Johnson
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Jonathan Williams
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Tolbert
FB1Patrick DiMarco
2Mike Tolbert
WR11Zay Jones
2Andre Holmes
3Corey Brown
4Dezmin Lewis
5Brandon Reilly
WR21Jordan Matthews
2Rod Streater
3Brandon Tate
4Rashad Ross
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Wes Saxton
4Logan Thomas
5Rory Anderson
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Seantrel Henderson
LG1Richie Incognito
2Cameron Jefferson
3Zach Voytek
4Greg Pyke
C1Eric Wood
2Ryan Groy
3Karim Barton
RG1John Miller
2Vlad Ducasse
3Michael Ola
4Jordan Mudge
RT1Jordan Mills
2Dion Dawkins
K1Stephen Hauschka