Taylor
Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor
29-Year-Old QB
2017 Pass/Rush Stats
2018 Pass/Rush Projections
YDS
2799
TD
14
INT
4
YDS
427
TD
4
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Browns traded a third-round pick to the Bills for Taylor, who now looks like an insurance policy should first overall pick Baker Mayfield prove not ready to be an NFL starter. Taylor seems suited for that role. He's a capable quarterback coming off a playoff appearance... read more
The Browns traded a third-round pick to the Bills for Taylor, who now looks like an insurance policy should first overall pick Baker Mayfield prove not ready to be an NFL starter. Taylor seems suited for that role. He's a capable quarterback coming off a playoff appearance who won't turn the ball over - he's second to only Tom Brady in interception percentage the last three years - and is one of the best running quarterbacks in the game, ranking second in both rushing yards and touchdowns from 2015-17. Taylor also puts a good touch on his deep ball. The only time he had a legit deep threat, in 2015 with Sammy Watkins, he connected for 12 touchdowns on passes of more than 20 yards. This season, he has Josh Gordon on the outside. The Browns also added Jarvis Landry to the receiving corps and bolstered their backfield with Carlos Hyde and second-round pick Nick Chubb. Duke Johnson, who had 74 receptions last year, also returns. Coach Hue Jackson repeatedly said since the draft that Taylor is the starter, but he's also left the door open a crack for Mayfield. At least Taylor will have former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley designing game plans and calling plays, rather than Jackson, which is probably a win already.
HT: 6'0"   WT: 217 lbs.   DOB: 8/3/1989   College: Virginia Tech   Drafted: 6th Rd, #15 Overall in 2011Show Contract
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Tyrod Taylor Contract Info:
Signed a two-year, $30.5 million restructured contract with the Bills in March of 2017. Traded to the Browns in March of 2018.
Sees limited action Friday
QBCleveland Browns
August 19, 2018
Taylor completed four of seven pass attempts for 22 yards and ran once for five times in Friday's 19-17 preseason loss to the Bills.
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Tyrod Taylor NFL Stats
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Tyrod Taylor 2017 NFL Game Log
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Snap Counts
  • 2017 Offensive Snaps:
    931
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
923
0
2016
969
0
2017
931
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other QBs)

Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   217 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.47 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.09 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   32.25 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   126 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
Cleveland Browns Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Tyrod Taylor 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Tyrod Taylor 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Is the glass half full or half empty with Taylor? The Bills can't seem to decide. They wanted to keep him around this year but forced a contract restructuring that cost him $6 million. He takes care of the ball, throwing the fewest interceptions the last two seasons (12) other than Tom Brady (min. 600 attempts), with the third-lowest INT rate at 1.5. Taylor is also the leading rusher among QBs the last two seasons, and his 10 rushing scores are second only to Cam Newton's 15. However, Taylor's completion rate has been mediocre (19th), and his YPA dropped by more than a yard last year. On paper, the exchange of Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods for Jordan Matthews and Zay Jones may not pay immediate dividends, but Taylor can take solace in the fact the new duo is a good bet to remain on the field for the entirety of the season. Complementing Matthews and Jones will be veterans Andre Holmes and Philly Brown, but LeSean McCoy's presence means Taylor will likely remain a caretaker of the offense.
  3. Tyrod Taylor 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Signed off the bottom of the Ravens' depth chart, Taylor faced little opposition from E.J. Manuel or Matt Cassel in training camp and emerged as the Week 1 starter. It's easy to see what encouraged the coaching staff to hand him the keys to the offense despite his extremely limited resume, as Taylor was the league's second-leading rusher among QBs (behind Cam Newton), though his scrambling did leave him vulnerable to injury as he lost two games to a sprained MCL. He's not one-dimensional, however, also possessing the arm strength and accuracy to stretch the defense. Taylor finished third in 2015 in air yards per attempt, just behind gunslingers Carson Palmer and Ben Roethlisberger - while also finishing fifth in QB rating on passes longer than 15 yards. Despite those tools, the Bills never seemed comfortable letting him be the focal point of the offense, instead leaning heavily on their running game to keep the ball moving. A lackluster WR corps, especially when Sammy Watkins was sidelined, certainly played into that philosophy, but offseason comments by GM Doug Whaley also indicated that the front office isn't sold on Taylor as a franchise quarterback quite yet. Despite an impressive first season under center, he heads into 2016 with more to prove.
  4. Tyrod Taylor 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Taylor overtook both EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel to land the Bills' top QB job in late August. The 26-year-old Virginia Tech product now merits fantasy consideration thanks to his mobility, with his overall upside on that front now resting in his ability to develop and maintain chemistry with the Bills' solid collection of pass-catching weapons.
  5. Tyrod Taylor 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Taylor will compete with sixth-round rookie Keith Wenning for the right to serve as the Ravens' No. 2 quarterback for a fourth consecutive year. Joe Flacco has yet to miss a start through six NFL seasons.
  6. Tyrod Taylor 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Taylor will compete against Caleb Hanie for the No. 2 quarterback job behind Joe Flacco. Taylor held down the role each of the last two seasons, making him a heavy favorite to beat out Hanie. Should something happen to the notably durable Flacco, Taylor's athleticism could lead to fantasy relevance.
  7. Tyrod Taylor 2011 Preseason Outlook
    Taylor seems to be penciled as the backup behind Joe Flacco, which is surprising considering how raw Taylor is as a passer. He is a terrific athlete, however, with tons of upside should he develop properly.
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Sees limited action Friday
QBCleveland Browns
August 19, 2018
Taylor completed four of seven pass attempts for 22 yards and ran once for five times in Friday's 19-17 preseason loss to the Bills.
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Ready for more snaps
QBCleveland Browns
August 15, 2018
Browns head coach Hue Jackson said Taylor will play more than two drives in Friday's preseason game against the Bills, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Viewed as starter
QBCleveland Browns
July 25, 2018
Coach Hue Jackson reiterated Wednesday that Taylor is considered the Browns' starting quarterback, Andrew Gribble of the team's official site reports.
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Squaring off against Mayfield
QBCleveland Browns
May 2, 2018
Browns coach Hue Jackson still plans for Taylor to enter Week 1 as the starter, but Jackson did acknowledge the possibility Baker Mayfield could make an unexpected push for the job, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. "We have a plan and I want to work that plan as much as we can,'' Jackson said. "Now, can a player supersede that? You never know. I haven't had that happen, but right now this team is going to be led by Tyrod Taylor.''
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Confirmed as starting QB
QBCleveland Browns
March 15, 2018
Referencing Taylor, who the Browns recently acquired in a trade with the Bills, coach Hue Jackson confirmed that the 28-year-old is "going to be the starting quarterback (in 2018). There is no competition," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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