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Tyrod Taylor | Quarterback

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
College: Virginia Tech
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Tyrod Taylor's two-year deal with the Bills includes $1.2 million guaranteed.
Taylor can earn $7 million over the contract if he becomes the starter. He reportedly turned down more money from the Broncos to sign with Buffalo. After spending four years behind Joe Flacco, Taylor should be part of an open competition with E.J. Manuel and Matt Cassel. Cassel remains the favorite. Mar 14 - 6:41 PM
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Bills signed QB Tyrod Taylor, formerly of the Ravens.

Taylor joins Matt Cassel and E.J. Manuel in what should be a three-man competition this summer, though Cassel is the overwhelming favorite. Taylor will most likely be the No. 3, but we've seen reports of people around the NFL wanting to see Taylor get a shot after spending four years behind Joe Flacco.
Mar 12 - 10:30 AM

Free agent QB Tyrod Taylor is visiting the Bills.

Joe Flacco's longtime backup didn't attempt a pass last season. He'd be a clear No. 3 in Buffalo behind Matt Cassel and E.J. Manuel.
Mar 11 - 12:53 AM

Coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens have been "disappointed" with Tyrod Taylor's progression and are looking for quarterback depth.

"We’ve been very happy with Tyrod, and we feel like he has a great future, but we have been a little disappointed how he’s played in games certainly," Harbaugh said. "We feel like he’s a lot better than he’s showed." Taylor has just one year left on his contract and hasn't impressed in limited opportunities. The Ravens were rumored to be interested in Brandon Weeden before he signed with Dallas.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 11:57:00 AM

Ravens backup QB Tyrod Taylor rushed four times for seven yards and caught a six-yard pass in Baltimore's Week 12 win over the Jets.

Taylor gained 17 yards on a Wildcat run and was otherwise wholly ineffective in a surprisingly increased role against the Jets. He attempted just once pass and it fell incomplete. We suspect Taylor's usage on offense will not become a staple for OC Jim Caldwell moving forward.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 04:14:00 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 15-of-25 passes for 149 yards and an interception while rushing for 65 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in relief of Joe Flacco against the Bengals in Sunday's Week 17, 23-17 loss.

Flacco and the starters played just two series before Taylor and the backups made their way into the game. It was Taylor's seventh appearance of the season but his first extensive action. The 23-year-old took a bootleg into the end zone from one yard out in the fourth quarter to put the Ravens up 14-13, but he didn't do a whole lot after that. Taylor's interception went for a pick-six to Carlos Dunlap late in the contest and effectively salted away any chance the Ravens had to escape with a win. The Ravens will host the Colts in the Wild Card round of the playoffs next weekend.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 04:26:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun believes QB Tyrod Taylor will be "seriously challenged" by Curtis Painter for the Ravens' No. 2 job.

"Tyrod's doing well. Curtis is working hard," new QBs coach Jim Caldwell said. "So they'll keep their nose to the grindstone and see what happens." Taylor should have the upper hand after serving in the same capacity last season, but has just one career pass attempt to Painter's 271. Painter also played under Caldwell the past two seasons in Indianapolis. Considering how poorly he played, however, that might not necessarily work in Painter's favor. We expect Taylor to keep his job.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 03:42:00 PM

Coach John Harbaugh indicated that Ravens backup QB Tyrod Taylor has "grown everywhere" this offseason.

"He's throwing the ball really well," said Harbaugh. "His fundamentals ... just handling the offense, understanding defenses." Although Taylor has a firm hold on the No. 2 job over Curtis Painter, he's not expected to have a significant role in Wildcat-like packages this season.
Thu, Jun 7, 2012 05:20:00 PM

Following Thursday's Curtis Painter signing, coach John Harbaugh insists that Tyrod Taylor is entrenched as Joe Flacco's primary backup.

"Tyrod is our No. 2 quarterback; I want to make that very clear," Harbaugh said. "Everybody competes for their job, there's no doubt about it, we believe in that, we always will, but he's our No. 2 quarterback. He's entrenched as our No. 2 quarterback." Painter is no lock to make the final roster.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 10:08:00 AM

Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is confident in Tyrod Taylor as Joe Flacco's long-term backup.

"Everything you would want from a quarterback, from a guy that hasn't played, Tyrod has it," Newsome said, complementing Taylor's poise, accuracy, and leadership ability. "He has to get on the field and prove that he can play," added Newsome, "but all of the intangibles, everything else that you expect a quarterback to have, other than being 6-foot-4, Tyrod has it."
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 05:18:00 PM

The Ravens are not expected to pursue free agent QB David Garrard.

The Ravens feel just fine with Tyrod Taylor behind Joe Flacco. "Tyrod is our backup quarterback," coach John Harbaugh said. "Look at the roster. I sure like Tyrod as a football player. He had a heck of a preseason."
Thu, Sep 8, 2011 09:44:00 AM

Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) practiced in full Monday.

Taylor had an MRI on his non-throwing shoulder, but it revealed a mere bruise. The Ravens have decided against signing a veteran backup for now, throwing their confidence behind the sixth-round rookie. Taylor posted a 66.5 quarterback rating in four preseason games, but did move the offense impressively in the final three exhibitions.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 09:28:00 AM

Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor left Thursday's preseason finale with a shoulder contusion, but coach John Harbaugh doesn't believe it's serious.

"I think it's just something minor," added Taylor. "It's a short setback. I think I'll be ready for the regular season." The Ravens may have to search for a veteran backup this weekend. The sixth-rounder finished the preseason 37-of-60 (61.7 percent) for 408 yards (6.8 YPA), one touchdown, two interceptions and 106 yards on 11 rushes. Among rookies, only Jake Locker had a better exhibition season.
Fri, Sep 2, 2011 12:40:00 AM

Tyrod Taylor competed 11-of-18 passes for 125 yards and one touchdown and added two rushes for 31 yards against the Redskins in the third preseason game.

Hold off on that veteran QB signing. Taylor has shown the ability to move the Ravens offense against backup defenders for the third straight week, compiling 392 yards through the air and 95 more on the ground to go with a respectable 61.4 completion percentage. Asked after the game if Taylor was fighting for a roster spot, coach Jim Harbaugh replied, "Newsflash, Tyrod Taylor has made this team."
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 12:12:00 AM

Tyrod Taylor completed 19-of-28 passes for 179 yards and two interceptions against the Eagles in Thursday's preseason opener.

Taylor had a third interception overturned on replay, and took a beating behind an iffy offensive line. The Ravens found out rather quickly that the sixth-rounder isn't ready to be Joe Flacco's caddy this season. They'll have to bring in a veteran to push Taylor into the developmental role. On the bright side, Taylor showed off his running potential with six scrambles for 59 yards. There's potential here.
Thu, Aug 11, 2011 10:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Cassel
2E.J. Manuel
3Tyrod Taylor
4Jeff Tuel
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
3Anthony Dixon
4Bryce Brown
5Corey Knox
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Easley
4Marcus Thigpen
5Caleb Holley
WR21Percy Harvin
2Robert Woods
3Chris Hogan
4Deonte Thompson
5Justin Brown
WR31Robert Woods
TE1Charles Clay
2Chris Gragg
3MarQueis Gray
4Chris Manhertz
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay