By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
Tyrod Taylor – Signed by the Bills in 2015
There was very little to suggest that Tyrod Taylor would be a part of Bills’ history when he signed with the team.
He was a sixth-round draft choice of the Baltimore Ravens in 2011. While his athletic skills were obvious to all, the quarterback from Virginia Tech couldn’t crack the lineup. Taylor threw a total of 35 passes in four years with the Ravens. Still, he earned a three-year, $3.35 million contract with Buffalo as a free agent.
The Bills’ quarterback job was wide open in training camp, and Taylor surprised many by winning it over EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel. Taylor displayed a strong arm and fleet feet throughout his time in Buffalo. He threw for more than 3,000 yards and went to the Pro Bowl in 2015, and put up similar numbers a year later. Still, he’ll always be remembered as the quarterback who led the Bills to the playoffs in 2017.
That was the high point for Taylor. Buffalo’s coaches decided they needed better quarterback play, and traded Taylor to the Browns. He’s been a backup for the most part for Cleveland and the Los Angeles Chargers since leaving Buffalo.
He had some nice highlights in Buffalo:
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