Buffalo Bills
  • 6'1"
  • 215
  • 28
  • 6 years
  • Virginia Tech
  • 2011 R6 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2011 BAL 3 2 1 1 18 0 0 1 2 0 0 20 0 0 0 0
2012 BAL 6 43 29 17 179 0 1 14 73 1 0 252 1 0 0 0
2013 BAL 3 14 5 1 2 0 1 8 64 0 0 66 0 0 0 0
2014 BAL 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0
2015 BUF 14 485 380 242 3035 20 6 104 568 4 1 3603 24 0 0 6
  Avg 7 180 142 88 1043 6 2 38 214 2 1 1257 16 0 0 2

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2016 BUF 15 531 436 269 3023 17 6 95 580 6 2 3603 23 0 1 8

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 1/17/2017 8:59pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor could draw interest from the Cleveland Browns if they cut QB Robert Griffin III, according to ESPN's Pat McManamon.

    Huddle Up: After the recent coaching shake-up in Buffalo, Taylor could find himself on another team next season, and it appears the Browns would be one of his top suitors. The 27-year-old is seemingly one of the more underrated quarterbacks in the league, having thrown for more than 3,000 yards, in addition to topping the 500-yard plateau on the ground, in each of the past two seasons, while accumulating 37 touchdowns combined over that span, compared to only 12 interceptions. No matter where he's lining up under center, Taylor will still be someone to watch.

  • Posted: 1/13/2017 6:07pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor's future with the franchise has not yet been determined, and head coach Sean McDermott said he will methodically evaluate the quarterback position in the coming weeks.

    Huddle Up: Taylor isn't expected to be back with Buffalo. He can be a QB2 if he ends up starting somewhere, but his fantasy value is up in the air right now.

  • Posted: 1/6/2017 6:35am ET

    Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor won't have his option exercised by the club, and the team intends to move on from him. The team has until March 11 to exercise his $15.5 million option, which would guarantee him $30.75 million over five seasons. The offense has picked up dramatically since he took over as they were 10th and 11th in scoring the last two years after finishing 26th the year before he took over.

    Huddle Up: Taylor was a sparkplug, but his performance hasn't been what it was coming out of the gates in 2015. That's not all his fault as Sammy Watkins has been oft-injured, and his secondary options to throw to have been underwhelming. Taylor will be a QB2 in fantasy wherever he lands.

  • Posted: 1/5/2017 7:14pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor could draw interest from the Cleveland Browns if he hits the free agent market, according to beat writer Pat McManamon, because he is good fit for head coach Hue Jackson's run-first offense.

    Huddle Up: Taylor would be an upgrade for the Browns at the quarterback spot, but no matter where he plays next year, he won't be more than a QB2.

  • Posted: 1/5/2017 8:02am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) will undergo surgery to repair a core muscle Thursday, Jan. 5, and will require six weeks for recovery.

    Huddle Up: Taylor will be an interesting commodity in next year's drafts. He seems unlikely to remain in Buffalo, and he really hasn't shown the form with which he burst onto the scene in 2015 since those initial weeks. Has he done enough to warrant landing a starting job elsewhere? In any event, he'll be a QB2 option that could have some upside in the right system.

  • Posted: 1/2/2017 9:00am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor believes he has done enough to remain starter in Buffalo, but he told reporters 'that decision is on the Bills and we'll see what the future holds.'

    Huddle Up: There isn't a clear upgrade available in the draft or free agency, but Buffalo seems intent on moving on at the moment. Taylor's running skills should make him a high-upside QB2 at the very least wherever he ends up and he shouldn't really struggle for work should the Bills let him go, as nearly half the teams in the league could use an upgrade at quarterback.

  • Posted: 12/30/2016 7:40am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin, rest) returned to practice Friday, Dec. 30, after he was given a veteran's day off the previous day.

    Huddle Up: EJ Manuel is expected to start against the New York Jets this week, and Taylor's fantasy value has dissipated.

  • Posted: 12/29/2016 1:23pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: EJ Manuel will start Week 17 with Taylor hurting. Taylor's future with the Bills could be in jeopardy with Buffalo looking for a new head coach and other staff members. If he remains the starter then he'll be a late-round fantasy draft option next year.

  • Posted: 12/28/2016 8:50am ET

    Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) is out for Week 17 due to a hamstring injury, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

    Huddle Up: EJ Manuel is expected to suit up against the New York Jets this week. His fantasy prowess is pretty minimal, but he could be a DFS flyer that could have some upside.

  • Posted: 12/27/2016 9:25am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will reportedly be benched for Week 17 against the New York Jets. Buffalo reportedly does not want to take the chance of owing Taylor $30.75 million should he get hurt in the regular-season finale. Impending free-agent EJ Manuel will start in his place.

    Huddle Up: The Bills' indifference in regards to Taylor has been known for some time, although the decision to give Manuel a start seems ridiculous considering he has shown next to nothing since he was a first-round draft pick in 2013. The decision also seems foolish because this weekend would be a perfect opportunity to give rookie Cardale Jones some live action as well. With Manuel under center, virtually every Buffalo player - perhaps outside of LeSean McCoy if he goes - is not worthy of a start in fantasy.

  • Posted: 12/22/2016 5:19pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

    Huddle Up: Taylor's scrambling ability bolsters his fantasy value, but he should still be viewed as a QB2 in Week 16.

  • Posted: 12/20/2016 8:45am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is unlikely to have his contract renegotiated, in the opinion of beat writer Mike Rodak. Taylor is on the books for $27.5 million in 2017, and the team has until March 11 to exercise an option on Taylor's contract that would trigger the 2018 through 2021 years of the deal, paying him $15.5 million immediately and lowering his 2017 salary to a fully guaranteed $12 million.

    Huddle Up: There is little chance the team will keep Taylor at the $27.5 million price tag, which means he could don a new uniform next season. Taylor has been spotty after a fast start to the 2015 season. His fantasy value is predicated on where he lands and if he lands as a starter. The best-case scenario is he's a QB2 in next year's fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 12/15/2016 5:56pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 15.

    Huddle Up: With a juicy matchup against Cleveland on tap, Taylor could be a sneaky sleeper in DFS formats in Week 15.

  • Posted: 12/12/2016 2:36pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will start in Week 15, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

    Huddle Up: Taylor hasn't been stellar this year, but he's been decent. Injuries have tainted his supporting cast for several games, but he's barely out of QB1 territory on the year. Against the Browns next week, though, it's hard to ignore how favorable of a matchup he has. Don't give up on him just yet unless you have a weekly QB1 option.

  • Posted: 12/8/2016 5:24pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) remained a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

    Huddle Up: Taylor is upside is limited by Buffalo's run-heavy approach, but his scrambling ability makes him a quality QB2.

  • Posted: 12/6/2016 7:15am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor hasn't been guaranteed the starting job next season by head coach Rex Ryan. Taylor's completion percentage and yards per attempt are down from 2015, and he's on pace to throw fewer touchdown passes while being sacked more.

    Huddle Up: Taylor came roaring out of the gates last season in his first stint as a starter, and he really hasn't replicated it. He's little more than a matchup play at this point, and the Pittsburgh Steelers don't present a good matchup. They're one of the better defenses against QBs the last five weeks.

  • Posted: 12/4/2016 10:35pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor completed 18 of his 35 pass attempts for 191 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the Week 13 game against the Oakland Raiders. He rushed three times for 30 yards and a score, too.

    Huddle Up: The passing performance was disappointing considering how leaky the Oakland pass defense has been this season. Taylor remains more of a QB2 in most fantasy formats heading into Week 14.

  • Posted: 12/1/2016 4:14pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 1.

    Huddle Up: He should be good to go for Week 13. Taylor has been very solid for most leagues this season due to his rushing ability, and in fact, he's recorded a rushing touchdown in four of the past five weeks. As a result, he's in the QB1 conversation for owners looking to lock up a playoff berth.

  • Posted: 11/27/2016 6:41pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor completed 12 of his 18 pass attempts for 166 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 12 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also rushed seven times for 38 yards and a score.

    Huddle Up: Taylor hasn't thrown for multiple touchdowns in any of the past five games, but he has rushed for a score in four of those five outings. That's what Taylor does. He doesn't lit it up in the pass game, but he is also an above-average runner with speed and a nose for the end zone.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 2:27pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor went 19-for-27 for 166 yards and one interception against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11. He also rushed for 39 yards on nine carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Taylor has thrown for less than 200 yards in four of his last six games but does have six passing touchdowns during that span. His ability to run the football helps his fantasy value, and he can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues next week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • Posted: 11/7/2016 8:26pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor completed 27 of his 38 pass attempts for 289 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 9 game against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Nov. 7. He also ran eight times for 43 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: It was an impressive performance for Taylor against a sturdy Seattle defense. The Bills are off in Week 10 before returning in Week 11 at Cincinnati.

  • Posted: 11/5/2016 6:25pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor's production has been 'satisfactory,' according to offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, and Lynn said the ball is going 'where it's supposed to go' in the passing game.

    Huddle Up: Taylor's production is capped by Buffalo's run-first offense and the injury to Sammy Watkins, but his dual-threat ability makes him a serviceable fantasy backup.

  • Posted: 10/23/2016 4:39pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor completed 14 of his 28 pass attempts for 221 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Miami Dolphins. He also ran seven times for a team-high 35 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Taylor is a solid dual-threat option and worth a look as a low-end QB1 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams in most formats. The Bills host the Patriots in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/16/2016 2:12pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor went 17-for-26 for 179 yards and two touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6. He also rushed for 68 yards on eight carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Taylor has thrown five touchdowns in his last three games but has recorded at least 200 yards in only two of his six games this season. He can still be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues because of his ability to run with the ball.

  • Posted: 10/9/2016 10:02pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor completed 12 of his 23 pass attempts for 124 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He also ran five times for 28 yards.

    Huddle Up: Taylor still managed to toss a pair of touchdowns to salvage the line for fantasy owners, but he has three passing performances of 124 yards or less in five starts. That simply won't do for fantasy owners. He has slipped from low-end QB1 to QB2 in all formats.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 12:59pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor went 27-for-39 for 246 yards and one touchdown against the New England Patriots in Week 4. He also rushed for 28 yards on five carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Taylor has been a bit inconsistent over the last few weeks but has recorded five total touchdowns in four weeks. He is scheduled to face the Los Angeles Rams next week and can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 9/25/2016 2:25pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor went 14-for-25 for 119 yards and one interception against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3. He also rushed for 76 yards and one touchdown on nine carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Taylor has been inconsistent with his passing stats over the first three weeks of the season but was productive with his legs in Week 3. He is scheduled to face the New England Patriots in Week 4 and will not be a great fantasy option in most leagues.

  • Posted: 9/16/2016 5:08am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was 18-30-297 with three touchdowns and one interception in week 2.

    Huddle Up: This was a much better game than the 111 yards he threw for in Week 1. His line is aided by an 84-yard bomb he hit Marquise Goodwin on early in the game. Things won't get easier for them against the Arizona Cardinals next week. Taylor remains a QB2 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 9/15/2016 8:01pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) returned against the New York Jets Thursday, Sept. 15, after being evaluated for a concussion.

    Huddle Up: Taylor can deliver big plays with his arm and his legs, and he is a QB1 candidate when the matchups are friendly.

  • Posted: 9/11/2016 9:48pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor completed 15 of his 22 pass attempts for 111 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens, and he added five rushes for just 11 yards.

    Huddle Up: Taylor was drafted as a borderline QB1/2 in most fantasy formats, but he killed his owners in the opener. Now, he gets a short week, but faces a New York Jets pass defense which was gouged for over 350 yards by Andy Dalton in Week 1. Taylor should be able to find a lot more room in Week 2.

  • Posted: 9/11/2016 1:17pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor went 15-for-22 for 111 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. He also rushed for 11 yards on five carries.

    Huddle Up: Taylor was under pressure often against the Ravens and did not have much time to make plays. He will face the New York Jets in Week 2 and may be a risky option for owners because of the Jets have a solid defense.

  • Posted: 8/12/2016 7:18pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is scheduled to make $9.5 million in 2016 then the team will have to decide if they pick up his option next offseason. Taylor would receive $27.5 million in 2017 and his contract extension would start if the team picks up the option.

    Huddle Up: Taylor gets a significant raise but the Bills also protect themselves in case he regresses after a breakout 2015 season. If Taylor continues to play well, the Bills will obviously pick up the option. Taylor currently has a an ADP of Round 11, making him a popular late QB option for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 8/12/2016 2:47pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has agreed to terms on six-year, $90 million contract extension. The deal has unspecified team options and could be worth more through incentives.

    Huddle Up: As has been speculated for the last few weeks, Taylor's big payday has arrived, but that also ratchets up the pressure on the second-year starter to improved on his solid debut season in Buffalo a year ago. He's currently ranked as a low-end QB2, but there is upside.

  • Posted: 8/12/2016 2:02pm ET

    Updating an ongoing story, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor should receive a multi-year deal soon, and sources say it will not be a stop-gap contract. Buffalo appears willing to go as long as six years in duration.

    Huddle Up: One thought was that the Bills might wait and make Taylor prove it this season, but perhaps they already like too much of what they see and want to get out ahead before a big 2016 drives the price up.

  • Posted: 8/1/2016 9:36am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor continues to negotiate on a contract extension, and there's plenty of optimism that a deal is struck before the season opens.

    Huddle Up: Taylor was one of the surprises out of the gates last season before he got nicked up. He completed 74.3% of his passes in the first three games with seven scores and an average of 238 passing yards per game. He didn't throw multiple touchdowns for nearly two months afterwards. That inconsistency keeps him in the QB2 range in fantasy.

  • Posted: 7/12/2016 1:12pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is entering the final year of his contract but said he is only focused on leading the team to wins in 2016. 'The contract situation will play out. My mindset is to go out there and win games,' Taylor said. 'Do whatever it takes to win games, lead the guys, be the leader on the field, off the field and a commander. But I'm not necessarily focused on the contract. I can't control that. ... I've always been one that focuses on the things I can control, and that's going to be my preparation and how I go out there and play. I'll let everything else take care of itself.'

    Huddle Up: Taylor finished 15th among fantasy QBs with 310 points last season, but considering he missed two contests at an average of 22.16 points per, he could very easily crack the fantasy-starter ranks this coming season with better health fortune.

  • Posted: 6/23/2016 1:05pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor and the Bills are both open to an in-season extension, according to a source. Talks have been ongoing through the offseason, but an extension is not expected before the season starts.

    Huddle Up: Taylor definitely had his moments in his first season as a full-time starter, but it seems like the Bills' just want to see a little more. In the meantime, Taylor checks in at No. 13 in the Huddle's preseason fantasy QB ratings.

  • Posted: 6/3/2016 2:13pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has been sharp in red-zone drills, hitting TE Chris Gragg for a pair of touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: Taylor is entering a pivotal season as he's in the final year of a bargain-basement 3-year, $3.35 million contract. He showed some strong signs a year ago that he can be an above-average QB (fantasy included), and improving upon that will set the table for a big-$$$ deal.

  • Posted: 5/23/2016 12:08pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor expects more out of the offense because he has a year of experience under his belt, and he wants to open up the passing game.

    Huddle Up: Notoriously conservative Rex Ryan might have something to say about how much Taylor opens up the offense, but he's right about being more effective in Year Two of operating the scheme. And with Sammy Watkins on the roster, the Bills certainly have good reason to do more than Ryan's beloved "ground and pound".

  • Posted: 5/4/2016 10:03am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is a player the team wants to lock up with a long-term deal, and general manager Doug Whaley said Tuesday, May 3, he is 'supremely confident there's a chance' a deal will get done.

    Huddle Up: The Bills haven't exactly gone out of their way to lock up Taylor, but with Cardale Jones as their developmental quarterback they'd love to buy at least a couple years out of their current starter. With Cordy Glenn's deal done there may be more wiggle room under the salary cap as well.

  • Posted: 5/1/2016 2:09pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will not receive a contract extension in light of the Bills drafting QB Cardale Jones. QB EJ Manuel's option is unlikely to be picked up, too.

    Huddle Up: The Bills are getting a bargain with Taylor entering the second season of a three-year, $3,350,000 contract, but the QB can certainly put himself in a no-doubt position for an extension a year from now if he can build off his strong 2015 campaign.

  • Posted: 4/21/2016 10:19am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is the team's starter in 2016, and general manager Doug Whaley said the team wouldn't consider drafting a quarterback to compete with him in the first round of the NFL Draft.

    Huddle Up: First, Whaley could simply be blowing the draft smoke we're so used to seeing this time of year. Or he could be wording his statement such that Taylor is the guy for this year but the Bills could be in the market for their quarterback of the future.

  • Posted: 4/18/2016 1:35pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor said he's working on cleaning up his footwork in the pocket this offseason.

    Huddle Up: The Bills may be looking to trade Taylor and/or draft his replacement, but meanwhile he's working on improving his game. Bodes well for his fantasy prospects wherever he's quarterbacking next year.

  • Posted: 4/7/2016 10:54pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor could be a trade target for the Denver Broncos, according to reports.

    Huddle Up: Taylor and Broncos coach Gary Kubiak worked together in Baltimore in 2014, and the Broncos were interested in the free agent last offseason before he signed with the Bills. Taylor has one year left on his Buffalo contract, and while the Bills wouldn't appear to be interested in trade at the moment, stranger things have certainly happened.

  • Posted: 1/28/2016 4:33pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor threw for 3,035 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns and six interceptions in his first season as a starter after spending four years as a little-used backup for the Baltimore Ravens. The first-time Pro Bowler, who added 568 yards and four more touchdowns as a runner, hopes 2015 was the first of many seasons in western New York. 'Of course, I want to be the long-term guy. I love playing for the organization, I love playing for the coaches, I love being around the guys. Like I said, I want to be the long-term guy for them. Ultimately, that's up to them,' Taylor said.

    Huddle Up: Taylor certainly lived up to his fantasy-sleeper billing and then some, and even though we was unable to end the Bills' playoff drought, he was 8-6 as a starter and given the general lack of available QBs, the Bills have to be leaning to sticking with Taylor.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 @BAL 111 0 0 11 0
2 NYJ 297 3 1 25 0
3 ARI 119 0 1 76 1
4 @NE 246 1 0 28 0
5 @LA 124 2 0 28 0
6 SF 179 2 0 68 0
7 @MIA 221 1 0 35 1
8 NE 183 0 0 48 1
9 @SEA 289 1 1 43 1
11 @CIN 166 0 1 39 0
12 JAC 166 1 0 38 1
13 @OAK 191 0 1 30 1
14 PIT 228 2 1 2 0
15 CLE 174 1 0 49 0
16 MIA 329 3 0 60 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 IND 195 1 0 41 0
2 NE 242 3 3 43 1
3 @MIA 277 3 0 12 0
4 NYG 274 1 1 15 0
5 @TEN 109 1 0 76 1
9 MIA 181 1 0 44 0
10 @NYJ 158 1 0 12 0
11 @NE 233 0 0 1 0
12 @KC 291 3 0 46 0
13 HOU 211 3 0 28 1
14 @PHI 268 1 1 53 0
15 @WAS 235 2 0 79 0
16 DAL 179 0 1 67 0
17 NYJ 182 0 0 51 1

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
6 @TB 0 0 0 -3 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
10 CIN 0 0 0 18 0
12 NYJ 0 0 0 7 0
16 NE 2 0 1 39 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 CIN 30 0 0 7 0
4 CLE 0 0 0 0 0
9 @CLE 0 0 0 4 0
10 OAK 0 0 0 0 0
16 NYG 0 0 0 -3 0
17 @CIN 149 0 1 65 1

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
13 @CLE 0 0 0 2 0
14 IND 0 0 0 0 0
15 @SD 18 0 0 0 0

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