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Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Date of Birth:  08/03/1989
Age:  33
Height  6'1"
Weight:   215
College:  Virginia Tech
Drafted:  2011 | Round 6 | Pick 180
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB


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Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

The Giants are signing Tyrod Taylor.

The Giants were reportedly looking to bring in a mobile veteran quarterback, and Taylor is a very strong option with starting experience in the league. Taylor was in Buffalo with new Giants general manger Joe Schoen in 2017, so there's somewhat of a relationship or at least familiarity there. Taylor will back up Daniel Jones this season.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (wrist) is week-to-week.

Rookie Davis Mills will start in Week 14, and the Texans might just go with him the rest of the way before potentially making a quarterback decision (whether to invest in another young option) this offseason.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor has torn ligaments in his left wrist.

This might be something Taylor can play through given that it's on his non-throwing arm, but this injury paired with yesterday's benching probably means rookie Davis Mills is the favorite to start in Week 14 for the Texans.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor is set to start in Week 9.

Taylor's hamstring is healthy after testing it in practice on Wednesday, so he'll be back as Houston's starter this weekend versus the Dolphins. This news is a boost for the entire offense from a fantasy perspective, and Tyrod can be a quality streaming option in plus matchups because of his dual-threat ability.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) is returning to practice this week.

Taylor is set to return after several weeks on injured reserve, and he will be Houston's starter as David Culley's squad looks for a spark. This news is a boost to the entire offense, and Tyrod can be a weekly streaming option depending on the matchup—though we wouldn't recommend him this week against the Rams.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

The Texans placed Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) on injured reserve.

Tyrod will miss at least the next three games, and rookie Davis Mills will get a shot to play in his place during that time. It’s an unfortunate break for Taylor, but we would expect he will be back in the starting lineup when healthy.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) will be out "a while".

Taylor won't play against the Panthers on Thursday night, and the veteran quarterback sounds like he's dealing with a multi-week hamstring injury. A short stint on injured reserve is an obvious possibility. Meanwhile, third-round rookie Davis Mills will start at quarterback for Houston, beginning this Thursday night to kickoff Week 3. This is really unfortunate for Taylor, who was playing well through one and a half games and has dealt with some bad luck with injuries over the past few years.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor leaves game with apparent injury.

[UPDATE: It is a hamstring injury for Taylor, who is out for the rest of today's game against the Browns.] It's unclear what type of injury Taylor is dealing with, but he was limping toward the end of the first half, and rookie Davis Mills is in the game to start the third quarter. Hopefully Tyrod is able to return soon, but Mills will get some valuable reps while he's out.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

The Texans are signing Tyrod Taylor.

This is an interesting signing, with Taylor reportedly able to make up to $12.5 million. If Deshaun Watson is traded or holds out, Taylor would obviously have a real chance to start again. Also, Taylor is a very good leader and teammate, so maybe he can try to play peacemaker for Watson and Houston.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (chest) has been cleared.

Impressive rookie quarterback Justin Herbert is the Chargers' starter, but Taylor can now return and back him up. It's extremely unfortunate what happened to Taylor, as it was completely out of his control, but he'll likely be a great teammate to Herbert.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (chest) missed Sunday's game due to complications from an injection for his rib injury, according to NFL Network.

Taylor was planning to play with a flak jacket and wasn't even on the final injury report for the Chargers, so at least any natural heart issues have been ruled out after being hospitalized. Los Angeles should be able to take things very slow with Tyrod until he is 100% based on what Justin Herbert showed in Week 2, but head coach Anthony Lynn has said the veteran will start when healthy.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (chest) is week-to-week, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Taylor experienced chest pain before Sunday's game that led to him being hospitalized, but although he was fortunately was released, it's unclear when he will return to the field. No. 7 overall pick Justin Herbert showing extremely well in his career debut should allow the Chargers to play it safe with Taylor, who everyone obviously hopes will make a quick recovery. Herbert would be a strong streamer in a good matchup against the Panthers in Week 3 if he draws another start.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (chest) is questionable for the Chargers.

[UPDATE: Taylor suffered the chest injury in pregame warmups.] This was an odd situation, as rookie quarterback Justin Herbert started for Los Angeles. Taylor was on the injury report this week, but there didn't seem to be in danger of missing today's game. However, it appears that Taylor will be the backup today at less than 100%. Herbert was impressive during camp and will likely have a chance to claim the starting job moving forward if he impresses and plays too well to leave out of the lineup.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

The Chargers agreed to sign Tyrod Taylor to a two-year deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Taylor will slide right in as Philip Rivers backup, giving the Chargers one of the best backup quarterback positions in the league. Once the signing becomes official at the start of the new league year in just over four hours, it'll end the Dolphins' chances of adding Tyrod Taylor as their bridge quarterback, which had been speculated as a possibility. Hopefully the ultra-durable Rivers stays healthy and it doesn't happen, but Taylor might be in the fantasy QB1 mix if he had to see game action for a stacked offense.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor throws one pass in Week 9.

Taylor was 1/1 for 11 yards against the Chiefs, as he was inserted into the game while Baker Mayfield was checked out after taking a big hit on a sack. Taylor remains in Cleveland after the trade deadline, and it's possible he doesn't play another snap for the Browns if Mayfield remains on the field.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (concussion) is out for the rest of tonight's game.

It'll be Baker Mayfield for the rest of the second half, and there's a chance Taylor doesn't ever hit the field for the Browns again. We'll see how Mayfield plays after he shows outstanding flashes and gave the Browns a ton of energy to end the second half.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor is in concussion protocol.

Taylor had his head hit the field pretty hard on his last play late in the second quarter against the Jets, and he went into the blue medical tent before heading to the locker room to be evaluated. No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield is now in the game, and he might not give up the starting job. Before leaving, Taylor was 4/14 for 19 passing yards along with four carries for 22 rushing yards. He notably misses a deep ball for a would-be touchdown to Antonio Callaway, but he uncharacteristically really struggled throughout the game with accuracy and looked indecisive.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor throws one touchdown and one interception in Browns' loss.

Taylor was struggling to get a lot going against the Saints, but a late 47-yard deep strike to Antonio Callaway was huge, and it would have been a go-ahead score if not for a missed extra point. Taylor then got his team in position for a game-tying field goal, but it was also missed. Overall, Taylor was 22/30 for 246 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and four carries for 26 rushing yards. Some are clamoring for Baker Mayfield after a a slow start by the offense, but that's unlikely to happen given everything the Browns have said. However, Taylor's outlook is not as bright with the team parting ways with former All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon. Taylor and the Browns face the Jets this Thursday night.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor struggles as a passer, does damage as a runner in Browns debut.

In what turned out to be a 21-21 tie with the Steelers, Taylor went 15/40 for 197 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Fortunately for fantasy owners that went with him despite the poor weather, Tyrod rushed eight times for 77 yards and a score. Some might want to roll with Taylor in Week 2 against a New Orleans defense that just got carved up by Ryan Fitzpatrick, but we would probably look elsewhere.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (hand) has returned to tonight's preseason game.

After Taylor suffered an ugly looking left hand/wrist injury in the first quarter, the left wrist was wrapped and he has returned to the game. Taylor is toughing this one out, and there's no reason to believe he won't be under-center in Week 1 against the Steelers.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor suffers apparent left wrist injury in preseason game against the Eagles.

On a fourth-and-goal attempt from the one-yard line, Taylor rolled to the left and threw a pass before falling down and appearing to suffer an ugly-looking wrist/hand injury while he went to the ground. The good news is the injury was to Taylor's left arm instead of his throwing throwing arm, but this could be a serious injury. Expect Taylor's night to be over, which means No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield is going to enter the game and likely get extensive time with the first team.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Hue Jackson says Tyrod Taylor will be the starting quarterback for the Browns next season.

Jackson said of Taylor: "He's going to be the starting quarterback. There is no competition." One would think competition is always good, but the Browns appear committed to Taylor as the Week 1 starter even if they draft a quarterback early in next month's draft. This could indicate Cleveland plans to draft a signal-caller with the intention of having him sit and learn before hitting the field. In an offense that includes Josh Gordon, Jarvis Landry, Carlos Hyde, David Njoku, and Corey Coleman, Taylor has solid QB1 upside in 2018 and should be a great streaming option at the very least.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

The Browns are acquiring Tyrod Taylor from the Bills, according to multiple reports.

Perhaps the craziest offseason in NFL history continues, as Cleveland is reportedly dealing the 65th overall pick of this year's draft in exchange for Taylor. While Taylor has shown progression as a quarterback and helped lead Buffalo to the postseason last year, the return for the Bills is still a bit surprising considering it's a premium pick atop the third round of the draft. For the Bills, they might have wanted the pick for ammunition to move up for a quarterback in the draft next month. The Browns are still a good bet to get a quarterback at some point early in the draft, but Taylor is the heavy favorite to be under center as the team's starter in Week 1. With a receiving corps that includes Josh Gordon, Jarvis Landry, Corey Coleman, and David Njoku—along with one of the league's strongest offensive lines—Taylor's fantasy stock gets a bump with this deal. The trade will become official at the start of the new league year on March 14.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Sean McDermott talks up Tyrod Taylor.

The Bills head coach is speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he said the team is comfortable where they are at in regards to the quarterback position. McDermott talked of Taylor being a big part of getting the team to the playoffs last season, and he also added that he thinks Nathan Peterman, who struggled as a rookie, is also a good quarterback. Buffalo does have ammunition to move up in the draft for a quarterback, but it's no lock they move on from Taylor. Tyrod has a $5 million roster bonus coming up, but the Bills reportedly have no problem paying it, even if they aren't going to keep him on the roster for 2018.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

The Bills aren’t planning on cutting Tyrod Taylor, according to Ian Rapoport.

Buffalo is probably looking to trade Taylor if they are able to upgrade the position in free agency or the draft, but they aren’t going to outright cut their starting quarterback. As Rapoport notes, the Bills don’t have an issue paying the $6 million roster bonus Taylor is due, especially considering his $10 million contract should be appealing to teams interested in acquiring him. Taylor showed he’s a more than capable starter for a team that made the playoffs, and he’ll get a hard look as a starter someplace else if he doesn’t remain in Buffalo.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor leaves late in playoff game.

Taylor took a big hit on third down when trying to scramble, and he was down for a few minutes before heading to the locker room. It's unclear exactly what happened, but it's likely a head injury for Taylor, who probably won't be back considering we're in the final two minutes of the game. Before leaving, Taylor was 17/37 for 134 passing yards and one interception along with seven carries for 27 rushing yards. He appeared hesitant to pull the trigger on some throw, which has been a criticism by some throughout the year. However, Taylor did play well while avoiding turnovers and led his team to the postseason this season. The Bills did bench Taylor during the year, and this might have been his last game with the team.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor, Bills sneak into playoffs with win and help by Cincinnati.

Taylor was 19/27 for 204 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions in the 22-16 win, and moments later, Buffalo made the playoffs for the first time in 17 years when the Bengals shocked the Ravens in Baltimore. Tyrod also rushed six times for 35 yards in the win over Miami, and he will look to upset the Jaguars next Sunday in Jacksonville. The 28-year-old finished the regular season by completing 62.6% of his passes for 2,799 yards, 14 touchdowns, and just four interceptions in 14 starts. He also rushed 84 times for 427 yards and four more scores. Taylor might need a heroic performance to win in the Wild Card Round.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor, Bills can't keep up in loss to New England.

Taylor was 21/38 for 281 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He also rushed three times for 16 yards. The Bills were tied with the Patriots 13-13 at the half, but Brady got going in the second half to outscore Buffalo 24-3. Tyrod did almost all of his damage to Deonte Thompson, LeSean McCoy, and Kelvin Benjamin in the 30 minutes, but things got tougher late. Taylor will look to lead his team to the playoffs with a win against the Dolphins and some help next Sunday. He'll be a QB2 option.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor plays well as Bills improve to 8-6.

After missing one game because of a knee injury, Taylor was back in the lineup for a big AFC matchup with the Dolphins and didn't appear hindered at all by the injury. Taylor was 17/29 for 224 yards and a touchdown along with six carries for 42 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown toss was to running back LeSean McCoy as part of a 21-point first half for Buffalo. The Bills only scored three points in the second half, but they got a huge win and Taylor played well. Taylor is in streaming consideration for Week 16 against the Patriots.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor will start this week for the Bills.

Taylor has been practicing fully and appears to be over his knee injury so this was fully expected, but Bills head coach Sean McDermott just confirmed it. It'll be good to see Taylor back in the lineup, but he has a matchup with a Dolphins defense that's been playing lights out over the last two weeks. He's not a recommended QB1 for the second week of the fantasy playoffs, and you'll probably need some big rushing stats for him to deliver top-ten value.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (knee) is expected to start this week.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott says Taylor will be the starter when healthy, and he'll take most of the reps in practice today with Nathan Peterman not fully cleared from his concussion. Taylor was apparently close to playing last week against the Colts, so we expect him to be ready to go this week in a big matchup with the Dolphins. Taylor is just a backend QB2 in that matchup, assuming he's active.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (knee) is inactive today.

Taylor simply isn't 100%, and rookie Nathan Peterman will make his second career start against the Colts. Peterman isn't a recommended fantasy option, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him keep the starting job if he plays well enough, considering the team wanted him to be their starter a few weeks ago. Hopefully Tyrod can get healthy for Week 15, though.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (knee) will be a game-time decision this week.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott says Taylor will be limited in practice today and they're still "working on" who will be the starting quarterback this Sunday. McDermott also added that rookie Nathan Peterman could start with Tyrod backing him up, so it's probably going to come down to how the coaches think Taylor looks in pregame warmups on Sunday, as it sounds like he'll be healthy enough to play, but he might not be effective enough to start at less than full strength.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (knee) was limited in practice.

This is a good sign after Taylor, who's day-to-day, didn't practice yesterday. A full practice tomorrow would be great, but it's possible Taylor is able to play on Sunday with just a couple limited participation this week. Rookie Nathan Peterman would make his second career start if Taylor can't go against the Colts.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (knee) will not practice today.

This isn't surprising considering it's only the first practice of the week. Taylor is still considered day-to-day, but he might need to get out there for practice tomorrow (or at least for Friday) to play this Sunday against the Colts. Rookie Nathan Peterman will take the first-team reps in practice and will start if Taylor can't go this week.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor (knee) is considered day-to-day.

Taylor has avoided structural damage to his knee and is basically dealing with a bruise. There’s a definite chance he plays in Week 14 against the Colts, but we’ll have to monitor his status throughout the week. Taylor would be an excellent streaming option if he's able to go this week.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor gets carted off against the Patriots.

Taylor suffered a leg injury on the first snap of the game, and he had it banged up even more just now in the third quarter and is currently getting carted to the locker room. He went to the sideline under his own power and didn't appear to be hurting too much, but hopefully the injury isn't too bad—though he has been ruled out for the game. Taylor was 9/18 for 65 yards and an interception along with three carries for 32 yards before leaving, and rookie Nathan Peterman will enter the game for Buffalo.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor plays well in Bills' Week 12 victory.

Taylor helped stop his team's losing skid with a big win over Kansas City, and he went 19/29 for 183 yards and a touchdown while adding nine carries for 27 yards in the win. The touchdown was on a bootleg where he he Zay Jones in the end zone on a crossing route. Taylor remains a streaming option next week against the Patriots in a game the Bills will probably have to score a lot in.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor will start in Week 12 for the Bills.

At 5-5 and in the second wild card spot in the AFC, this almost had to happen or Sean McDermott would be at risk of losing the locker room with most guys probably feeling Taylor gives them the best chance to win games. Taylor has played very well this season, and he should continue to play well this Sunday against Kansas City. The only concern about this is Nathan Peterman's confidence could take a big hit, as he's been immediately benched after his five-interception first half against the Chargers. Hopefully he's able to put it behind him and just move forward so he's ready when another opportunity arises for him. Taylor is worth considering in fantasy lineups this week.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor scores twice in second half against the Chargers.

In his first game on the bench this season, Taylor watched rookie Nathan Peterman and the offense struggle mightily versus Los Angeles, as Peterman threw five first-half interceptions. Down big, Taylor entered the game to start the third quarter and played very well, going 15/25 for 158 yards and one touchdown while adding four carries for 38 yards and a touchdown on the ground—though he did lose a fumble. The Bills didn't commit to Taylor as the starter in Week 12, but it'd be a major surprise if he didn't get the nod with the team still in playoff position. Taylor almost certainly has a chip on his shoulder after the benching, and he'd be a great streaming option against the Chiefs next week if he's the starter.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

The Bills benched Tyrod Taylor.

Buffalo has dropped two straight games and new starter Nathan Peterman played well at the end of Sunday's blowout loss to New Orleans, but this is still a surprise. Taylor has a 10:3 TD/INT ratio this season while completing a career-high 64.2 percent of his passes and seemed to be playing quarterback very well for the 5-4 Bills. It's looking like the Bills are very likely to get out of Taylor's contract after the season, as they appear set to move forward with their own guy, whether it be Peterman or someone else. Taylor would likely receive a lot of interest if he were to become a free agent this offseason.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor struggles in blowout loss to the Saints.

Taylor entered the game as one of the best streaming options of Week 10, but New Orleans completely took it to Buffalo in the 47-10 rout. Taylor was 9/18 for 56 yards and one interception while adding 27 rushing yards on three attempts on the ground. Rookie Nathan Peterman entered the game late for Taylor, but the 28-year-old's job shouldn't be in much jeopardy. Despite the disappointing game, Taylor will remain a streaming option against the Chargers in Week 11.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor puts up big numbers at end of Bills' Thursday night loss.

Taylor took a beating from the Jets, getting pressured form the beginning and getting sacked seven times in the game. Buffalo had only seven points through three quarters, but down big in the fourth Taylor went to work and ended up getting some big fantasy points. Overall, he was 29/40 for 285 yards and two touchdowns while also adding six carries for 35 yards and a touchdown—and he did lose a fumble on a strip sack. His first passing score was on a strike to the end zone to rookie receiver Zay Jones in the second quarter, and his second was on a 26-yard deep throw to Deonte Thompson in the fourth quarter. The rushing score came on a quarterback sneak. Overall, Taylor played fine but the run game couldn't get going and the defense did not play well, so it wasn't an ideal situation for Buffalo to get a win. In Week 10, Taylor gets a Saints defense that's been playing well, but he remains one of the best streaming options out there.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor helps lead Bills to win and 5-2 record.

Taylor avoided turnovers against the Raiders, going 20/27 for 165 yards and a touchdown while also adding a one-yard touchdown on the ground. He avoided sacks and worked as a magician while scrambling a few times, and Taylor's ability to keep plays alive while avoiding turnovers and negative plays is a big positive. The Bills face the Jets, who they beat in Week 1, next week. Taylor will be a streaming option in that game.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor, Bills improve to 4-2 with late field goal to defeat Tampa Bay.

Taylor was 20/33 for 268 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions. He also rushed six times for 53 yards. Tyrod's touchdown pass was a 22-yard throw to quarterback-turned-tight-end Logan Thomas in the third quarter. Buffalo will look to continue to win with mistake-free football and opportunistic defense against Oakland in Week 8. Taylor is a streaming candidate in a good matchup.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor, Bills lose close one to Bengals.

The Bills quarterback was 20/37 for 166 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Bills while adding only one carry for one yard. It was rainy, subpar conditions for much of the game, but the Bengals also play tough defense and it was a low-scoring game. Taylor's touchdown was a 12-yarder to Brandon Tate on a nice throw to the back of end zone between defenders. And the interception came at the end of the game on an overthrown ball into coverage that was easily intercepted by George Iloka, sealing the win for Cincinnati. The Bills have a bye in Week 6 followed by a game versus Tampa Bay in Week 7.

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Tyrod Taylor helps lead Bills to 23-17 upset over the Falcons in Atlanta.

Taylor was 12/20 for 182 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed seven times for 12 yards. He didn't have to get in a shootout with Matt Ryan, as the Falcons lost both Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu to injuries, but Tyrod make plays when he needed to, getting the Bills to 3-1 and first place in the AFC East. He is on pace for 2,976 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and four interceptions this season. The weapons around him limit his fantasy upside, but Taylor is playing winning football in 2017. He might be the most underrated quarterback in the NFL.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor efficient and effective in win over Denver.

Taylor was 20/26 for 213 yards, two touchdowns, and no turnovers as Buffalo defeated the Broncos 26-16. He also rushed eight times for 13 yards. Tyrod doesn't have many weapons, but he continues to prove he's one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the NFL. He could have streaming appeal heading into next Sunday's matchup with Atlanta, as they will have to put up points if they're going to get a big road win and improve to 3-1.

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Tyrod Taylor was 17/25 for 125 yards in Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Panthers.

Taylor also led the team in rushing with eight carries for 55 yards. Buffalo couldn't do anything offensively as Carolina shut down LeSean McCoy and the running game, but they still had a chance to orchestrate a game-winning or game-tying drive; it ended on a drop by rookie receiver Zay Jones that would have set the Bills up inside the 10, but it was a difficult catch. Tyrod isn't a fantasy option in Week 3 against Denver.

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Tyrod Taylor throws two touchdowns in Bills' Week 1 win.

Taylor was 16/28 for 224 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception against the Jets. He also added eight carries for 38 yards. Both of Taylor's touchdown passes were one-yarder—one to Charles Clay and one to Andre Holmes. Taylor has a difficult matchup against a Panthers defense that's looking to bounce back this season. He's not in the QB1 conversation for Week 2.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor passed concussion protocol, according to Field Yates.

It seemed like Taylor, who returned to practice yesterday but was not fully out of concussion protocol, would be cleared in time, and now he is. This is great to hear, and Taylor will be out there on Sunday against the Jets as a solid QB2 option given his ability to run the ball.

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Tyrod Taylor is still in concussion protocol.

He suffered a concussion in Week 3 of the preseason and isn't cleared yet. It could definitely happen before Sunday, but he's running out of time. If Taylor isn't able to get cleared and start against the Jets, rookie Nathan Peterman would get the nod in his first ever NFL game.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor has a concussion.

The Bills starting quarterback was being tested for a concussion, and he does indeed have one. He's out for the rest of this exhibition against the Ravens, and there's no guarantee he gets cleared by Week 1. We have to hope the concussion isn't too bad and Taylor can get out of protocol soon. If he misses any regular season time, it'd probably be a slight downgrade to LeSean McCoy.

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Tyrod Taylor leaves Bills' third preseason game with a head injury

Taylor's head hit the ground hard when a couple Ravens defenders brought him down. Taylor immediately grabbed his head and was helped off the field. The Bills announced that Taylor is being evaluated for a concussion, so hopefully he ends up being OK. Rookie Nathan Peterman will now take over with the first team and attempt to show he can take control of the offense.

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Bills head coach Sean McDermott says he has "all the confidence in the world" in Tyrod Taylor.

Taylor struggled in last night's preseason game against the Eagles, throwing two interceptions. McDermott added, "There's no doubt that we have to move the ball better as the offense evolves." As McDermott says, the entire offense needs to get better—it's not all on Tyrod Taylor, who has played very well in his two seasons as the Bills starting quarterback. Taylor will almost certainly be starting when the regular season opens, but if the Bills struggle, fifth-round rookie Nathan Peterman will likely make starts.

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Tyrod Taylor struggles in preseason game against the Eagles.

He sure could have used Sammy Watkins, as Taylor was 8/18 for 53 yards and two interceptions, also adding a 12-yard rush. Jim Schwartz's Philly defense brought a lot of pressure with uncharacteristic blitzes by the coordinator, especially for a preseason game, and the Bills struggled to keep the pocket clean. Tyrod's first interception came on a batted pass by safety Rodney McLeod, and the second came under pressure where he threw it up to Anquan Boldin. Buffalo will try to clean things up next week against the Ravens in the regular season dress rehearsal, but Baltimore has the makings of an elite defensive unit.

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Tyrod Taylor was 5/8 for 46 yards against Minnesota in Week 1 of the preseason.

Taylor looked Sammy Watkins' way early and often, throwing four of his five completions to his number one receiver. Taylor and Buffalo will head down to Philadelphia for Week 2 of the preseason a week from tonight.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

In an interview with MMQB, new Bills GM Brandon Beane said "it is going to be a competition for every position" including quarterback.

It was a joint interview with head coach Sean McDermott and Beane. McDermott said Taylor is the quarterback of the future, so it might have been mostly talk by Beane about the competition. Assuming Taylor starts this season, he could be a back end QB1 or one of the better streaming options in good matchups.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

New Bills head coach Sean McDermott sees quarterback Tyrod Taylor as a great fit.

McDermott is happy with Taylor for working hard at rehab from groin surgery and for reaching out to him when he was hired as the Bills head coach. McDermott brought Rick Dennison, who was Taylor's QB coach in 2014 with the Ravens, as the offensive coordinator for the Bills, and McDermott said "it would take an hour" to explain why Taylor is a great fit for the offense, according to Vic Carucci. "Movement" is the main asset that makes him a good fit, McDermott said. The run game will remain the focal point of the offense with Dennison. The Bills have a good chance of leading the NFL in rushing for the third straight season. Taylor should be a good back-end QB1 in 2017, with his rushing potential an added boost.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

The Bills are keeping Tyrod Taylor on a restructured contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

It appears both the coaching staff and management get their way here, as the coaches apparently wanted Taylor, but the front office didn't want him at $30 million this year. This is a good move for Buffalo in a quarterback-needy league. If Sammy Watkins can stay healthy and the team gets another weapon (perhaps Mike Williams), Taylor should have a big 2017 season, and would be an option in fantasy leagues as a back-end QB1.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Bills quarterback Tyord Taylor (groin surgery) has been medically cleared, according to Adam Schefter.

This basically means the Bills can cut him. The Bills will be hard pressed to find a better option than Taylor, who has thrown 20 TDs and 17 TDs over the past two seasons with just six interceptions each season; and last season, he was without a healthy Sammy Watkins almost all season. If Taylor is let go, someone will scoop him up as their starter in 2017.

Tyrod Taylor consistent in close loss.

Tyrod Taylor went 26/39 for 329 yards, three touchdowns, and 60 rushing yards. Two of Taylor’s touchdown passes went to Charles Clay and one to the now finally healthy Sammy Watkins who posted a monster game. As long as Taylor has options like Watkins, Clay and McCoy, he will continue to post solid fantasy numbers. Taylor will be an interesting fantasy option in 2017, assuming he's back with the Bills.

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Tyrod Taylor plays efficiently in Bills win over the Browns.

Taylor was 17/24 for 174 yards and one touchdown, along with seven carries for 49 yards. Tyrod has been the least of the Bills issues this season, especially as he's played without his top wide receiver for most of the season. If the Bills don't want Taylor to be their quarterback in 2017, someone will.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor was 15/25 for 228 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Bills' 27-20 loss to the Steelers.

He rushed for just two yards on three attempts. The game was not as close as the score suggests. Tyrod had Robert Woods back along with Sammy Watkins, making for his best supporting cast since early in the season, but the offense couldn't do anything on Sunday. Taylor's time in Buffalo could end after the season, as the Bills front office clearly never thought he was the guy, whether they should or shouldn't have. With a matchup against the Browns next week, Tyrod deserves QB1 consideration.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor was 18/35 for 191 yards and one interception in the Bills' 38-24 loss to the Raiders.

Taylor also rushed three times for 30 yards and a touchdown. The Bills were up 24-9 at one point, but Oakland scored 29 straight points to get the win. Tyrod struggled to move the offense, including completing just three-of-nine passes for Sammy Watkins. The rushing production saved people playing Taylor, but it was a disappointing game for the now 6-6 Bills. Buffalo takes on a suddenly very good Pittsburgh defense in Week 14.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod was 12/18 for 166 yards and one touchdown, adding seven carries for 38 yards and a rushing score in the Bills' 28-21 win over Jacksonville.

Taylor had Sammy Watkins back (three catches for 80 yards), but LeSean McCoy's big day allowed Buffalo to rely on the running game. With a potential shootout with the Raiders next week, Tyrod is on the QB1 map; Watkins is expected to play more snaps in Week 13.

Tyrod Taylor | Giants QB

Tyrod Taylor was 19/27 for 166 yards and one interception in Sunday’s win over the Bengals.

He also rushed nine times for 39 yards. In a low-scoring 16-12 win, the Bill scored a 1st quarter touchdown on a LeSean McCoy run and then scored just a field goal in each of the next three quarters. With LeSean McCoy (thumb) and Robert Woods (knee) going down, Tyrod didn’t have many weapons at his disposal. Fortunately, there is a chance that Sammy Watkins returns soon, although he hasn’t practiced yet. Taylor is probably off the QB1 map for next week against the Jaguars.