Tyrod Taylor

Tyrod Taylor

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 210 lbsAge: 28College: Virginia TechDrafted: #180 (6th Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
8th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #112
Best / Worst #53 / #162
ADP #128


Tyrod Taylor to 'compete' for starting job?

Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane told the media Tyrod Taylor is "probably" the team's starting quarterback for 2017, but will have to "compete" for the job. "We have open competition everywhere,” Beane said during an interview with Peter King via the MMQB. “Obviously it is a quarterback league, but with Tyrod, . . . He has some tools, his speed, he is tough to game-plan for. He has some strengths and he is still a young starter in this league. It is going to be a competition for every position, to let them fight it out and earn the right to start on this team.”

Fantasy Impact

Although the Bills retained Taylor for 2017, and head coach Sean McDermott already deemed him the starter, Beane, Buffalo's new GM, stated Monday that there will be an open competition for the starting quarterback job. Currently, the Bills are carrying five signal callers on their depth chart. Taylor, Nathan Peterman, Cardale Jones, T.J. Yates and Josh Woodrum will all be in the mix, but realistically, it's the former's job to lose. Beane's comments could have been made to light a fire under Taylor, whose shined in the past, but has never carried the team over the proverbial hump. From a fantasy football perspective, barring an unforeseen turn of events in training camp and the preseason, Taylor will enter the upcoming season starting under center for the Bills. Due to his versatility as a passer and a runner, the 27-year-old makes for a reliable fantasy option when presented with a fine matchup. However, because he struggles at times, he will once again open the year in the high-end QB2 tier. Perhaps, if Sammy Watkins' health remains intact, plus, Zay Jones emerges as a rookie, they could be the outside help that Taylor needs to become an every-week fantasy starter.

Tyrod Taylor present for voluntary workouts Monday

ESPN is reporting Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (groin) was present for the start of the team's voluntary workouts on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Taylor, who underwent offseason groin surgery in January, was medically cleared on Feb. 22, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 27-year-old signal caller was in attendance for the start of the Bills' voluntary workouts on Monday, which maintains that his health is indeed intact. Although Taylor has a boatload of upside, his fantasy value remains up in the air unless the Bills add reliable wide receiver help as Sammy Watkins alone is not enough, especially with his injury history.

Tyrod Taylor will remain with the Bills

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Bills are keeping Tyrod Taylor, on a restructured contract.

Fantasy Impact

It's great news for Taylor, as he will have Sammy Watkins at his disposal once again. His arm combined with Watkins speed is a nightmare for opposing secondaries. The fact that Taylor threw 17 touchdowns and just six interceptions while throwing to Robert Woods, Justin Hunter, and Marquise Goodwin for a majority of the year, it was amazing that the Bills needed to contemplate this. Taylor will be back on the QB1 radar in 2017.

Mike Tagliere19 weeks ago
Tyrod Taylor receiving 'significant interest' from Browns

NFL Insider Jason La Canfora is reporting Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is receiving "significant interest" from the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Impact

Taylor is poised to reach the open market. The Bills are not expected to retain him at his current deal and are likely planning to offer him a lesser contract, which he is unlikely to accept. If and when Taylor becomes a free agent, the Browns will reportedly heavily pursue the 27-year-old signal caller. If Taylor lands in Cleveland, and many of the NFL Insiders believe he will, he would step into the starting job at quarterback, likely spelling the end of Robert Griffin III's tenure with the club. Since becoming the Bills' starter in 2015, Taylor has played in 27 of a possible 32 games and accumulated 6,058 yards, 37 touchdowns and 12 interceptions as a passer and 1,148 yards and 10 touchdowns as a rusher. He would be an immense improvement for a franchise that has been searching for a signal caller since drafting Tim Couch No. 1 overall in 1999.

Tyrod Taylor's future in Buffalo in doubt

Buffalo Bills beat writer Vic Carucci believes the team is "leaning toward" moving on from quarterback Tyrod Taylor. However, head coach Sean McDermott told the media that "they are still in the 'process' of making a decision" on his future with the club.

Fantasy Impact

The Bills have until the March 11 deadline to decide on whether or not they will pick up Taylor's contract option which is worth $30.75 million of guaranteed money over the next two years. If Taylor would be willing to renegotiate, the team would likely have no problem bringing him back at a lesser number. The 27-year-old signal caller has made it known, however, that he is not willing to take less to remain with the Bills. If Buffalo elects not to retain Taylor, he will hit the open free agent market and is expected to be heavily pursued by the Browns.