Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 days ago

Taylor completed 14 of 25 passes for 119 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 33-18 victory over the Cardinals. He also gained 76 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.

EDGE Analysis

The six-year pro had his second lackluster showing through the air in the season's first three weeks, but more than made up for it on the ground. Taylor helped insure new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn's offense made a grand debut, with a nifty 20-yard touchdown run, a game-long scamper of 49 yards, and a season high in rushing yards overall. Missing top target Sammy Watkins, Taylor was conservative through the air, with Robert Woods (six receptions, 51 yards) serving as the focal point of the air attack. Otherwise, the offense leaned heavily on LeSean McCoy and also saw the defense tally a touchdown on a 53-yard fumble return. Taylor will face a tough task when he faces the Patriots in New England in Week 4.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
1 week ago1 Comment

Taylor has a new offensive coordinator in Anthony Lynn after the Bills fired Greg Roman on Friday. One of Lynn's expectations could be to open up the passing game a bit more. Said coach Rex Ryan, "I want to be multiple. I want to be able to throw the football ... I do want to be able to run the football on a consistent basis. I want to be multiple in the running game, but I also want to be able to use the entire arsenal. The quick game, the intermediate game and the deep passing game."

EDGE Analysis

It's hard to teach an old dog like Ryan new tricks, but the Bills under Roman were one of the heaviest run-based offenses in the league. Facing an 0-2 start with little to lose and with part of Roman's firing being based on an inability to get Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, and Charles Clay the ball more often, we could see the Bills start to open it up a bit more. Coupled with Taylor's excellent running ability, that could lead to good things. Still, this team is off to a stinky start and hasn't been able to move the ball other than some big plays, so don't be expecting the Dan Fouts Chargers all of a sudden. Also keep in mind Ryan is still running the show and Lynn is a former running back and running backs coach, so that run-centered approach probably isn't going away, either.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 weeks ago

Taylor completed 18 of 30 passes for 297 yards with three touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's 37-31 loss to the Jets. He also gained 25 yards on two rushes.

EDGE Analysis

After throwing for a meager 111 yards in a miserable opener against the Ravens, Taylor bounced back in what was a rather unexpected shootout. The 297 passing yards served as a career best, while the three touchdowns equaled his high-water mark in that category, a number that he also reached in four different games last season. Taylor had success downfield, notably scorching Darrell Revis for an 84-yard touchdown bomb to Marquise Goodwin and coming back to connect with Greg Salas for a 71-yard score early in the third quarter. The Virginia Tech product was also able to shake off a helmet-to-helmet hit late in the third quarter that caused him to leave the game to be evaluated for a concussion and returned to lead a late rally that included an 18-yard touchdown pass to Mike Gillislee with 1:17 remaining. Despite the Bills now being in an 0-2 hole, Taylor's performance clearly was a bright spot on a disappointing night.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 weeks ago

Taylor threw for just 111 yards on 15-of-22 passing, and added a measly 11 yards on five carries in Sunday's 13-7 loss at Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Baltimore's defense did a masterful job of containing the dual-threat quarterback, limiting every aspect of his game. Taylor rushed for fewer than 11 yards only once last season, and passed for under 111 just one time as well. This is a terrible start, but his upside as a runner still makes the 27-year-old signal caller a viable option Thursday against a Jets defense with little time to prepare.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
4 weeks ago

Taylor won't suit up for Thursday's preseason game at Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

The Bills will exercise the utmost caution with their starting quarterback, who finished the preseason 11 of 18 for 150 yards, one touchdown pass, and two carries for seven yards. Expect him to be more of a dual threat in the regular season.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
1 month ago

Taylor is expected to make an early exit from Friday's preseason game against Washington, the Bills' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

While most teams give their starters extended run in the third preseason game, Buffalo is holding out a slew of healthy first-teamers, including LeSean McCoy and Charles Clay. Though not expected to sit entirely, Taylor may only play a series or two in Friday's game, likely staying in for as long as Sammy Watkins (foot) does. Watkins will be making his first appearance of the preseason.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
1 month ago

Taylor completed just 2 of 3 passes for seven yards in Saturday's preseason opener against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Nothing to see here, as the Bills were cautious with their clear-cut starter. EJ Manuel and Cardale Jones split the remainder of reps after Taylor's exit.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 months ago

Taylor has signed a contract extension with the Bills, the team announced Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor joined the Bills just last year, but won the team's starting quarterback job during the preseason and went on to impress in his 14 games played. The 27-year-old finished with 3,035 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns and just six interceptions, and racked up a further 568 yards and four scores on the ground. Despite that being his lone season as a starter, the Bills have now invested in Taylor going forward, eliminating a potential distraction for him this season.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 months ago

Taylor finished 8 of 11 for 89 yards and one touchdown during the Bills' team scrimmage Saturday night, The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Unlike last offseason, Taylor is the unquestioned Day 1 starter. He also seems to have good command of the team in the leadership category and has started to develop a good rapport with guys like Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins. Taylor has also gotten a reputation as an extremely hard worker with excellent study habits. After a very surprising 2015 where Taylor threw for 20 touchdowns and just six interceptions while logging 568 yards on the ground, things continue to trend up for the former Raven. The Bills might be wise to lock him up to a long-term contract soon. His fantasy value continues to climb as well, though he'll always be limited by the Bills' run-heavy approach, while he remains an injury risk given his propensity to take off on the run.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
9 months ago

Bills general manager Doug Whaley said Taylor did enough in 2015 for the team to "continue down the road to see if he can be the franchise guy of the future", The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Whaley seemingly intended for his comment to be taken as praise, but it's still a bit perplexing how hesitant the Bills have been to commit to Taylor as their quarterback of the future, perhaps because acknowledging the extent of his success would illuminate just how disappointing the rest of the organization was this season. In addition to his obvious running prowess, Taylor overcame a mediocre receiving corps to complete 63.7 percent of his passes for 8.0 yards per attempt, with a 20:6 TD:INT ratio. Even with the Bills sporting a potent rushing attack, it was odd to see how conservative the team typically played on offense in the first half of games, seemingly unaware that it had an effective quarterback and a lousy defense. Buffalo still managed to go 8-6 in the games Taylor played, and with slightly better health and coaching, the team likely would've contended for a playoff spot. In any case, Taylor probably won't face any competition for the starting job next season, but it does seem the Bills are hesitant to extended his contract beyond 2016.