Tyrod Taylor QB BAL 4 Months
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 BAL Dec 30 '12
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 BAL Jun 30 '12
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 BAL Jun 07 '12
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.
Tyrod Taylor QB BAL Apr 20 '12
Following Thursday's Curtis Painter signing, coach John Harbaugh insists that Tyrod Taylor is entrenched as Joe Flacco's primary backup.
"Tyrod is our No. 2 quarterback; I want to make that very clear," Harbaugh said. "Everybody competes for their job, there's no doubt about it, we believe in that, we always will, but he's our No. 2 quarterback. He's entrenched as our No. 2 quarterback." Painter is no lock to make the final roster.
Tyrod Taylor QB BAL Feb 28 '12
Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is confident in Tyrod Taylor as Joe Flacco's long-term backup.
"Everything you would want from a quarterback, from a guy that hasn't played, Tyrod has it," Newsome said, complementing Taylor's poise, accuracy, and leadership ability. "He has to get on the field and prove that he can play," added Newsome, "but all of the intangibles, everything else that you expect a quarterback to have, other than being 6-foot-4, Tyrod has it."
Tyrod Taylor QB BAL Sep 08 '11
The Ravens are not expected to pursue free agent QB David Garrard.
The Ravens are just fine with Tyrod Taylor behind Joe Flacco. "Tyrod is our backup quarterback," coach John Harbaugh said. "Look at the roster. I sure like Tyrod as a football player. He had a heck of a preseason."
Tyrod Taylor QB BAL Sep 06 '11
Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) practiced in full Monday.
Taylor had an MRI on his non-throwing shoulder, but it revealed a mere bruise. The Ravens have decided against signing a veteran backup for now, throwing their confidence behind the sixth-round rookie. Taylor posted a 66.5 quarterback rating in four preseason games, but did move the offense impressively in the final three exhibitions.
Tyrod Taylor QB BAL Sep 02 '11
Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor left Thursday's preseason finale with a shoulder contusion, but coach John Harbaugh doesn't believe it's serious.
"I think it's just something minor," added Taylor. "It's a short setback. I think I'll be ready for the regular season." The Ravens may have to search for a veteran backup this weekend. The sixth-rounder finished the preseason 37-of-60 (61.7 percent) for 408 yards (6.8 YPA), one touchdown, two interceptions and 106 yards on 11 rushes. Among rookies, only Jake Locker had a better exhibition season.
Tyrod Taylor QB BAL Aug 26 '11
Tyrod Taylor competed 11-of-18 passes for 125 yards and one touchdown and added two rushes for 31 yards against the Redskins in the third preseason game.
Hold off on that veteran QB signing. Taylor has shown the ability to move the Ravens offense against backup defenders for the third straight week, compiling 392 yards through the air and 95 more on the ground to go with a respectable 61.4 completion percentage. Asked after the game if Taylor was fighting for a roster spot, coach Jim Harbaugh replied, "Newsflash, Tyrod Taylor has made this team."