Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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)
8 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.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
8 months ago

Taylor (shoulder) completed 18 of 28 passes for 182 yards and rushed 10 times for 51 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 22-17 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor connected with only four receivers, with wideout Sammy Watkins dominating the targets and catching 11 passes for 136 yards, while Greg Salas was the only other player to register more than four receiving yards. Taylor finishes the season with 3,035 passing yards and 20 touchdowns plus 568 rushing yards and four scores on the ground in 14 games, his first full season as a starter. Taylor will be a free agent after next season, and he could be in line for a new contract this offseason after his fine play this year, though the Bills have a little salary cap maneuvering before that can be completed.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
8 months ago1 Comment

Sunday's weather forecast for Taylor and the Bills calls for potential snow and winds around 20 mph.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor played in wintry Buffalo weather last week and only threw 18 times, so more of the same could be in store Sunday if the game is close or the Bills get a lead. If you're counting on Taylor for production in Week 17, he may have to help you with his feet again, which he's capable of doing. The first-year starter has rushed at least seven times in the last four games, and ran it 14 times for 67 yards in last week's win.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
8 months ago

Taylor (right shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor was listed as limited at practice this week, but there was never much doubt that he'd be a go Sunday in the 7-8 Bills' season finale against coach Rex Ryan's former team. They'll close out their season Sunday minus a pair of key offensive cogs, RB LeSean McCoy and TE Charles Clay.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
8 months ago

Taylor was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday with a right shoulder issue.

EDGE Analysis

That said, the QB insists that he has "no doubt at all" about starting Sunday's season finale against the Jets, while indicating that despite being listed as limited by the Bills, he took "every rep" during Wednesday's practice session.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
8 months ago

Taylor threw for just 179 yards and an interception while completing 13-of-18 passes Sunday against the Cowboys, but did have 67 rushing yards on 14 carries.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor's 14 carries marked a season high, as he was often flushed out of the pocket due to his receivers' inability to get open. While he turned in an above-average rushing performance, this was Taylor's first game with under 200 yards passing since Week 10. Things don't get any easier next week against a Jets secondary that held the 26-year-old quarterback to 158 passing yards on a season-low 5.9 yards per attempt in their last meeting.

Tyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
8 months ago

Taylor and the Bills are expected to have an afternoon of heavy winds Sunday when they take on the Cowboys, BuffaloBills.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bills are a running team to begin with and typically win the games when they can keep Taylor to less than 30 throws. With Robert Woods and Charles Clay already ruled out this week in addition to the potentially wintry weather, Taylor owners might have to hope he can do enough damage with his legs - the Dallas defense is often vulnerable in this area - to make up for what could be a challenging day through the air.