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Tyrod Taylor | Quarterback

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Virginia Tech
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Tyrod Taylor completed 28-of-42 passes for 274 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Bills' 24-10, Week 4 loss to the Giants.
He only managed 15 rushing yards on six carries. Taylor and the Bills got off to a painfully-slow start with multiple three-and-outs in the first half. He had just 36 yards passing at the half with his interception coming on a sideline shot to Charles Clay, but was picked off by Giants SLB Devon Kennard. Taylor got things off the ground a bit after the break, but also had two touchdowns called back on penalties. The first was an impressive 31-yard scramble score that was whistled for holding. Taylor later hit Clay down the middle for a 32-yard score, but it was called back on a chop block. The Bills were penalized 17 times Sunday. Through four games, Taylor is on pace for a 32:16 TD:INT ratio and another four scores on the ground. Taylor will remain a QB1 for Week 5 at the Titans. Oct 4 - 4:40 PM

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Tyrod Taylor completed 21-of-29 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns in Buffalo's 41-14, Week 3 win over the Dolphins.

Taylor added three rushes for 12 yards. The impressive first-year starter got to trade in his helmet for a baseball hat with eight minutes left in the game, as he and the Bills simply ran the Dolphins off their home field. Taylor continued to drop dimes, showing impressive ball placement, and a great sense of anticipation. His 38-yard touchdown to Chris Hogan in the fourth quarter — seriously — was a timing throw befitting of Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. There was a scary moment in the first half where Taylor got his left leg bent backwards on an awkward slide, but he ended up no worse for the wear. The Bills are still going to ask Tayor to caretake more than playmake, but he's shown he's capable of both. He'll be in the QB1 conversation for next week's matchup with the Giants' struggling defense.
Sep 27 - 7:38 PM

Tyrod Taylor is listed on the Week 3 injury report with a chest issue, but is practicing in full.

Taylor is being forced into lineups after last week's garbage-time theatrics against the Patriots, but is still best utilized as a QB2.
Sep 24 - 3:19 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 23-for-30 passes for three touchdowns and three interceptions while running five times for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Patriots.

For most of the day, Taylor looked completely overwhelmed. He took forever to get rid of the football, though it didn’t help that his offensive line basically took the day off. He threw into double coverage on his first pick while his second interception was a gift to Duron Harmon late in the first half. Taylor saved most of his heroics for the fourth quarter, delivering a 24-yard strike to Sammy Watkins who easily blew past an overmatched Bradley Fletcher for the touchdown. That came after a seven-yard touchdown scamper on the previous drive. He also did a nice job to extend the play on a 32-yard touchdown to Robert Woods. Highlights like that were few and far between in the first three quarters but Taylor certainly finished the game with a flourish. Hopefully he can put together a more complete effort next week against the Dolphins.
Sep 20 - 5:05 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 14-of-19 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's 27-14, Week 1 win over the Colts, adding nine rushes for an additional 41 yards.

Taylor's performance was the best-case scenario for the Bills. The first-year starter rained big plays, including a beautifully-lofted 51-yard touchdown to Percy Harvin. It was arguably the best throw made by any quarterback on Sunday. Taylor extended drives with his legs, and showed a surprising amount of touch. The Bills clearly want to limit Taylor's opportunities to make mistakes, but his dual-threat skill-set puts him on the QB2 and DFS radar. He has an intriguing Week 2 matchup in the Patriots' makeshift secondary, though a young quarterback going up against Bill Belichick is not something to be taken lightly.
Sep 13 - 4:42 PM

The Bills have confirmed Tyrod Taylor will be their starting quarterback.

"It all comes down to the explosiveness Tyrod brings to us," were the words of coach Rex Ryan. Taylor is certainly explosive, but has lacked passing finesse going back to his days at Virginia Tech. He'll be someone the Bills try to hide, hoping for rushing yards and big plays. Taylor's legs put him on the QB2 radar, and leave him as an intriguing early-season possibility in daily leagues.
Aug 31 - 3:22 PM

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports the Bills have decided Tyrod Taylor will be their starting quarterback.

ESPN's Adam Schefter hinted at this possibility earlier Monday. Taylor only attempted 35 regular season passes as Joe Flacco's backup in Baltimore for four seasons, but he offers the Bills a rushing dimension veteran Matt Cassel cannot match. That rushing ability should land Tyrod Taylor on the streaming radar as long as he holds the job. He has 108 yards and a touchdown on the ground this preseason.
Aug 31 - 11:35 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Bills coach Rex Ryan has not told any of his quarterbacks who will start Week 1.

Ryan said he planned to make his decision on Sunday, but at this point he has yet to tell whomever won the competition they will be starting. Schefter said Tyrod Taylor has "mounting support" because Ryan knows how difficult it is to defend a dual-threat quarterback.
Aug 31 - 9:45 AM

Rex Ryan said the Bills will make their decision on a starting quarterback Sunday.

The Bills don't plan to announce their starter, but there should be some clarity by early next week. Tyrod Taylor remains the favorite to start, though E.J. Manuel has put himself in the conversation after throwing for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's third preseason game.
Aug 29 - 8:00 PM

Tyrod Taylor competed 12-of-13 passes for 122 yards in Buffalo's third preseason game, adding one carry for 20 yards and a touchdown.

Taylor was the No. 3 quarterback through the rotation, but all three QBs played with the first-team offensive line. He showed good accuracy on all of his throws, and was able to go through his progressions from the pocket. Taylor did nothing to lose his lead on the Bills starting job, though E.J. Manuel also had a strong showing. Taylor is 24-of-31 for 266 yards (11.1 YPA), with 108 rushing yards and a touchdown through three preseason games.
Aug 29 - 7:12 PM

The Bills could use all three of their quarterbacks with the first-team offense in Saturday’s preseason game.

"I’m not going to tip my hand, but you are very intelligent," Rex Ryan said when asked if Buffalo would rotate quarterbacks. Most teams use the third preseason game as a regular season dress rehearsal, with the starters playing into the second half. The Bills using it as a deciding factor for their starting quarterback would be a concern from a chemistry standpoint. Buffalo’s offense has rarely played together this preseason, with LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, and Percy Harvin all dealing with injuries. Tyrod Taylor is the favorite to start Week 1, but the Bills have been giving first-team practice reps to all three quarterbacks.
Aug 26 - 5:39 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said the team has not decided who their starting quarterback will be for the third preseason game.

The third preseason game is traditionally used as a dress rehearsal for the regular season, meaning the starter in that game would likely be the starter Week 1. Ryan has already said he plans to wait until the last minute to name a starting quarterback, so it is not surprising he has declined to name a starter for the rehearsal. Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor rotated first-team snaps in practice on Saturday, but Taylor remains the favorite to open the season as the starter.
Aug 22 - 12:35 PM

Coach Rex Ryan said after Thursday night's second preseason game that he's decided not to name a starting quarterback until Week 1 against the Colts.

"Yeah, I just decided that," Ryan said. "I'm not going to make that decision until we play Indy. Competitive reasons, whatever. Go for it. We don't need to tell them. Until the league makes us tell them, we can just go right up in there and say, 'We're not gonna say anything.' We may know. But why would we say any different? The quarterbacks that we're talking about, they're all three different. So plan for all three of them. And I think that's smart on our part." For those hoping Tyrod Taylor would be named the starter next week, it doesn't appear that will be the case. But deep down, Ryan has to believe Taylor is his best option.
Aug 21 - 10:17 AM

Tyrod Taylor completed 7-of-10 throws for 65 yards and rushed four times for 41 yards in the Bills' second preseason game Thursday night.

He started and played the entire first half. Taylor was sharp and efficient, ripping off chunk gains with his legs and flashing plus accuracy on difficult throws. He nearly threw a touchdown pass to WR Deonte Thompson on third-and-nine midway through the second quarter, but Browns S Johnson Bademosi had good coverage to break it up. Taylor certainly didn't hurt himself in Buffalo's quarterback competition tonight, consistently moving the offense despite missing all of the Bills' big-time skill-position players. Expect the Taylor-Matt Cassel battle to extend into the Bills' third preseason game.
Aug 20 - 9:38 PM

The Bills will be missing their top three receivers and top five running backs for Thursday's preseason game against the Browns.

In other words, Tyrod Taylor will be up against it as he attempts to lock down No. 1 duties. Working in his benefit is the fact that Matt Cassel won't play. The Bills badly want Taylor to establish himself as the No. 1. Each of Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Percy Harvin are battling day-to-day type injuries.
Aug 20 - 7:01 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
3Anthony Dixon
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Easley
4Marcus Thigpen
WR21Robert Woods
2Percy Harvin
3Chris Hogan
WR31Percy Harvin
TE1Charles Clay
2Matthew Mulligan
3MarQueis Gray
4Chris Gragg
LT1Cordy Glenn
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Eric Wood
2Kraig Urbik
3Gabe Ikard
RG1John Miller
RT1Seantrel Henderson
2Cyrus Kouandjio
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay