Tyrod Taylor QB BUF 6 days ago6 Comments

Taylor continues to get reps with the first unit during offseason work, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Rex Ryan, "Three guys for sure will be getting shots with the ones. We've been doing it each day. Let's say the first offense is running out there and it's Matt Cassel the first day, then it's EJ, then it's Tyrod. All three are getting opportunities to lead and to be with that first group ... Tyrod is getting as many shots with the ones as the other two."

Taylor still seems like the clear No. 3 in this race, but stranger things have happened than a new coach latching on to an outside candidate he gets hooked on. Manuel and Cassel aren't exactly the next coming of the Manning brothers, so the situation is at least worth keeping an eye on. That said, the Bills seem like a strong enough team elsewhere that they'll probably go with a more obviously choice or Manuel or Cassel. Stay tuned, however,

Tyrod Taylor QB BUF 4 weeks ago1 Comment

Taylor saw roughly equal reps to Matt Cassel and EJ Manuel on the first day of voluntary veteran minicamp, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Rex Ryan, "Tyrod made some huge plays today. He throws a deep ball extremely well. You put him on the move he's a dangerous weapon out there."

Either Cassel or Manuel would be favored to start the season, but Ryan has come in saying everyone has a fresh slate so Taylor looks like he'll at least get a fair shot. He does have a different skills set than the other two guys. though he'd probably need to out-do both of them by a decent margin to become the starter. That said, Ryan seemed to group him as one of three guys he's at least considering for the job, while he spoke of Jeff Tuel - who saw less reps than the other three - in far less glowing terms.

Tyrod Taylor QB BUF 2 months ago

Taylor has agreed to terms with the Bills, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Taylor, who has yet to start an NFL regular season game while working behind Baltimore's Joe Flacco for the past four seasons, will now provide the Bills with added QB depth behind Matt Cassel and EJ Manuel.

Tyrod Taylor QB BUF 4 months ago

Taylor did not attempt a pass during the 2014 season.

Joe Flacco played every game for a seventh time in seven seasons, leaving Taylor to watch from the sidelines during the final year of his rookie contract. The former sixth-round draft pick is still an unknown commodity, so he's unlikely to attract interest as anything more than a second or third quarterback in free agency. He may return to Baltimore, but the Ravens probably don't want to spend much more than the veteran's minimum on Flacco's backup.

Tyrod Taylor QB BUF 10 months ago

Taylor suffered a minor finger injury during the Ravens' preseason opener Thursday, ESPN reports.

Taylor's finger injury doesn't seem to be much of a concern since coach John Harbaugh said that his team didn't suffer any major injuries during Thursday's game. The backup quarterback will likely see significant playing time this preseason, but come the regular season, he'll give way to Joe Flacco.

Tyrod Taylor QB BUF 1 year ago

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.

Tyrod Taylor QB BUF 1 year ago

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.

Tyrod Taylor QB BUF 2 years ago

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 divisional round of the playoffs next weekend.

Tyrod Taylor QB BUF 3 years ago

The Baltimore Sun believes Tyrod Taylor will be "seriously challenged" by Curtis Painter for the Ravens' No. 2 quarterback 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. Regardless, it will be Painter with something to prove in the preseason, not Taylor.

Tyrod Taylor QB BUF 3 years ago

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.