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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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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

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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

Updating a previous report, Tyrod Taylor suffered a dislocated pinky on his left (non-throwing) hand during Thursday's third preseason game against the Eagles.

Taylor exited briefly after landing awkwardly on his hand Thursday night but he only missed a handful of snaps. This won't affect his status for the regular season, especially considering the injury was to his non-throwing hand. Coach Hue Jackson has been adamant that Taylor will begin the year as Cleveland's starter despite the presence of Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield.
Aug 24 - 1:16 PM

Coach Hue Jackson said X-rays on Tyrod Taylor’s hand were negative.

"I feel comfortable and confident that he’s going to be OK and that we’ll have him [in Week 1]," Jackson said. "But I think the fact that he was able to go back in the game, that was a good sign." Taylor landed on his hand late in the first quarter Thursday and was forced to exit the game. He returned early in the second quarter and played the rest of the half, amazingly showing no ill effects. Jackson insisted he has yet to decide whether the Browns' starting offense will play in the club's preseason finale next week, but it would be shockingly ignorant if Taylor took the field in a meaningless game following his injury scare. He's a viable streamer until/if No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield gets the nod.
Aug 24 - 10:15 AM

Tyrod Taylor completed 11-of-16 passes for 65 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

It's a miracle Taylor attempted as many passes as he did, as he appeared to break his wrist on the final play of the Browns' second drive. It was dangling from Taylor's side as he rushed off the field. Amazingly, he returned two series later and showed no ill effects. The Browns' Week 1 starter, Taylor finishes the summer 20-of-28 for 186 yards (6.64 YPA), one touchdown and zero interceptions. He rushed four times for 12 yards. Taylor should have had a second score, but couldn't find an open receiver on four straight plays from the Eagles' one-yard line on Thursday evening. A risk-averse quarterback with a risk/reward skill corps, Taylor will be a viable streamer but not an every-week starter in fantasy. That's until/if No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield takes over.
Aug 23 - 10:13 PM

Tyrod Taylor (wrist) returned to Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

Taylor's wrist appeared to snap in the first quarter, but he returned after missing just two series. It's excellent news that he's back but perhaps reckless on the Browns' behalf.
Aug 23 - 9:12 PM

Tyrod Taylor was forced from Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles with a left wrist injury.

Trying to avoid a sack on fourth down of a disastrous goal line series, Taylor landed with an incredible amount of force on his left wrist. It appeared to be dangling as he rushed off the field. Baker Mayfield checked in for the Browns' third series. Amazingly, Taylor was spotted a series or two later throwing on the sideline. His status should be updated multiple times in the next 24 hours.
Aug 23 - 8:50 PM

Browns QB Tyrod Taylor was 5-for-5 passing for 99 yards and a touchdown in Thursday’s preseason game versus the Giants.

Taylor found Jarvis Landry for a 32-yard gain on his first pass of the game and then again for another four yards before the opening drive inevitably fizzled out. On his second and final drive, Taylor connected with Rishard Higgins on two passes for 6 and 21 yards before finding David Njoku down the seam for a 36-yard touchdown. He added two yards rushing on one carry. Head Coach Hue Jackson has named Taylor the undoubted starting quarterback entering the season, giving Taylor appeal for those opening the season looking to stream the quarterback position.
Aug 9 - 8:04 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said he is "not changing [his] mind" about Tyrod Taylor starting.

Considering this is the seventh update we have done about Jackson confirming Taylor as the starter, this quote seems like overkill. Still, it is interesting how adamant the coach has been. "That’s no reflection on [rookie first-round pick Baker] Mayfield," Jackson told NBC's Peter King. "He respects what I’m doing for him long-term. He may not like me for it now, but he’ll thank me later." It is a sharp departure from how DeShone Kizer was handled a season ago, but it makes sense Jackson would be gunshy following Kizer's dreadful rookie season. We would still bet on Mayfield making rookie starts, but Taylor is locked into the Week 1 job.
Aug 6 - 9:52 AM

Browns GM John Dorsey said he would consider signing Tyrod Taylor to a contract extension.

"I want to see it unfold," said Dorsey in an interview with The Ringer. "There may come a point here where I call his representatives in October and say, 'Let's strike something up.'" Taylor has shown starter traits throughout his career, though this would seem to be a puzzling move for a team that just used the first overall pick on Baker Mayfield. Tyrod is entrenched as the Week 1 starter, but Mayfield is undoubtedly the Browns' quarterback of the future. Ultimately, we'd expect Taylor to be one-and-done in Cleveland.
Source: The Ringer
Aug 3 - 1:58 PM

Coach Hue Jackson reiterated Monday that Tyrod Taylor is locked in as the Browns' starting quarterback.

"Do you want me to say it again?" Jackson asked reporters, rhetorically. "Tyrod is our starting quarterback." No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield has yet to throw an interception in training camp and has impressed with his accuracy, but the Browns gave up the 65th overall pick for Tyrod and are paying him $16 million in salary and bonuses. Nevertheless, Mayfield could apply pressure to Taylor by performing well in preseason games.
Jul 30 - 5:16 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2Baker Mayfield
3Drew Stanton
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Duke Johnson
3Nick Chubb
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Nick Chubb
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Carlos Hyde
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Rashard Higgins
3Rod Streater
4Derrick Willies
WR21Antonio Callaway
2Damion Ratley
WR31Rashard Higgins
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