Buffalo Bills
  • 6'1"
  • 215
  • 27
  • 5 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
  Avg 5 110 83 52 647 4 2 26 141 1 0 788 13 0 0 1

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
2015 BUF 14 485 380 242 3035 20 6 104 568 4 1 3603 24 0 0 6

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 12/31/2015 5:43pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 31.

    Huddle Up: Taylor has been dealing with the shoulder issue for a while now, and should wind up being good to go for one last game.

  • Posted: 12/18/2015 9:12am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was not endorsed as the long-term solution at quarterback by general manager Doug Whaley. 'Let's put it this way,' Whaley said. 'He's shown us enough that we can obviously keep trying with him. But it wonÂ’t preclude us from going out and protecting ourselves [in case] he's not.'

    Huddle Up: Looks like the Bills' front office is in negotiation mode now that Taylor has activated the playing time clause in his contract that makes him a free agent after next season. All Taylor needs to do to remind Buffalo of his value to the organization is miss a game and see how the Bills fare with EJ Manuel at quarterback.

  • Posted: 12/16/2015 10:06am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has reached a perk in his contract that voided the third year in 2017 due to a playing time threshold.

    Huddle Up: That should expedite the Bills' timetable to sign Taylor to an extension, as he's been more than solid for Buffalo this season.

  • Posted: 12/4/2015 4:09pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 4, and is probable for Week 13 against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: You'll have Tyrod available if you need him, but it's not the best of matchups as the Texans' defense has stepped things up over the last month and are allowing the 10th fewest fantasy points to opposing QBs this season.

  • Posted: 12/3/2015 5:10pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 3.

    Huddle Up: Taylor has certainly taken his share of punishing hits over the last couple weeks, but there's been nothing so far to indicate the QB is in any serious danger of missing Sunday's game against the Texans.

  • Posted: 11/27/2015 5:47pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 27, and is listed as probable for the Week 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Things looked shaky earlier in the week, but for now it looks as if you can plan on having Taylor available if you need him.

  • Posted: 11/26/2015 6:22pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 26.

    Huddle Up: Taylor has been limited in both of his practices this week coming off his Monday-night injury, and we should know more after the Bills' practice Friday.

  • Posted: 11/25/2015 10:09pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) said he will play in Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Taylor will likely be a game-time decision Sunday. If he does play he'll be nothing more than a mid-level QB2 against a strong Chiefs' defense.

  • Posted: 11/24/2015 9:59pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is dealing with a shoulder injury, and head coach Rex Ryan expects Taylor to be able to play in Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Coaches and players usually err on the optimistic side, so see what Taylor is -- or isn't -- able to do in practice this week.

  • Posted: 11/24/2015 5:35pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor's (chest) availability for Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs is unknown, but head coach Rex Ryan hopes his quarterback will be available. Ryan said he has 'no idea' if Taylor will be ready. QB EJ Manuel briefly warmed up on the sidelines in the Week 11 loss to the New England Patriots on Monday, Nov. 23.

    Huddle Up: Taylor took a beating Monday night and looked to playing in obvious discomfort late despite finishing the game. It's a short week, however, with travel, and we'll have to see if Taylor is able to practice -- and what he can do -- the next few days.

  • Posted: 11/24/2015 12:30am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (upper body) suffered an apparent upper-body injury in the second half of the Week 11 game against the New England Patriots Monday, Nov. 23. He appeared to suffer a collarbone or right shoulder injury after his entire body weight landed on top of his shoulder.

    Huddle Up: Taylor finished 20 of 36 for 233 yards and failed to throw a TD pass for the first time in eight games this season. He also finished with a season-low one rushing yard on four carries, making for a disappointing night for any Taylor owner needing double-digit points from the QB Monday night.

  • Posted: 11/23/2015 10:08am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is nearing 50% of the team's snaps this season, which would void the third year of his contract, according to sources. He could reach that mark against the New England Patriots Monday, Nov. 23.

    Huddle Up: Taylor looks to be Buffalo's quarterback of the future, so voiding of the final year would make him a free agent after next season--and lead the Bills to seek an extension this offseason.

  • Posted: 11/4/2015 4:03pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) is as healthy as he's been all season and has no added risk of re-injury by returning in Week 9. He was listed as full participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 4.

    Huddle Up: Taylor missed Weeks 6 and 7 and then had the bye week to recover so barring some sort of setback in practice this week, count on him being good to go for Sunday's home game against the Dolphins, who are giving up the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing QBs.

  • Posted: 11/2/2015 1:34pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) was still wearing a brace on his knee during practice Monday, Nov. 2, but head coach Rex Ryan expects Taylor to start in Week 9 against the Miami Dolphins after he missed two games with a sprained left knee.

    Huddle Up: Taylor has scored at least 20 fantasy points in three games this season, including one against Miami earlier this year. Taylor will be on the QB1 radar this week assuming he starts.

  • Posted: 10/26/2015 9:11am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) is expected back in Week 9 after the team's bye, as head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday, Oct. 25, he is 'confident' Taylor will be ready.

    Huddle Up: EJ Manuel hasn't been awful for the most part, but the Bills are a better team with Taylor's dual threat under center.

  • Posted: 10/23/2015 1:31pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee), WR Sammy Watkins (ankle), RB Karlos Williams (concussion) and WR Percy Harvin (hip, knee) have been ruled out for the Week 7 contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.

    Huddle Up: Another missed game for Watkins is no surprise as he was seen on crutches after injuring his ankle last week just before halftime against the Bengals. However, there was some early-week hope that Taylor would return after a one-game absence, but with the bye week coming up, Buffalo is playing it safe with the starting QB, and EJ Manuel will make his second straight start. Just be sure to make these adjustments in your lineup with the extra-early start for the Bills-Jags contest Sunday.

  • Posted: 10/21/2015 2:11pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) took the first repetitions at practice Wednesday, Oct. 21, but the repetitions were split evenly with QB EJ Manuel. Taylor's workload is more than he was able to do at this point last week. However, the coaching staff isn't telling him anything in relation to his status for Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: The signs slowly but steadily continue to point in the direction of Taylor's return to the starting lineup this Sunday, but fantasy owners are likely going to have to wait a few days -- possibly even until Sunday morning itself -- to be certain.

  • Posted: 10/20/2015 4:20pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) is optimistic he'll start Sunday, Oct. 25, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Taylor came reasonably close to playing last week and should return this week -- if all goes well in practice -- for a juicy matchup against the Jags' D.

  • Posted: 10/17/2015 3:56pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) will probably be sidelined for Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals. QB EJ Manuel is expected to start.

    Huddle Up: This has been the expectation all week. E.J. Manuel will get the start against a tough Bengals' defense. He's not a recommended fantasy option.

  • Posted: 10/16/2015 3:56pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) is questionable for Week 6. He's been limited in practice all week.

    Huddle Up: It's shaping up to be a game-time decision, but the general consensus is that Taylor will sit with EJ Manuel getting his first start of the season and face the undefeated Bengals. Stay tuned, though, throughout the weekend.

  • Posted: 10/15/2015 6:11pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) continues to improve, but head coach Rex Ryan isn't comfortable saying that Taylor will be able to play in Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Taylor was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 15 for the second straight day as backup E.J. Manuel took most of the reps.

    Huddle Up: Taylor has been limited in the Bills' first two practices of the week, and we should have a better idea of where he stands following practice Friday.

  • Posted: 10/14/2015 4:09pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee), RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and WR Sammy Watkins (calf) were all in on the first snap with the first unit at practice Wednesday, Oct. 14.

    Huddle Up: Watkins looks to be the best bet of the trio to play Sunday against the Bengals, telling reporters he "definitely" plans to play after sitting out the last two contests. Taylor, meanwhile, surprised many by practicing after recent reports indicated he might miss up to three weeks with an MCL sprain, but the truth likely lies somewhere in between. McCoy remains the long shot of the bunch. Regardless, let's see what the three Bills are able to do throughout the week, and Friday in particular, before making any definite lineup and roster decisions.

  • Posted: 10/13/2015 4:24pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) could miss multiple games with a medial collateral ligament sprain he suffered in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. QB EJ Manuel will start in Week 6 if Taylor is ruled out.

    Huddle Up: Taylor, fantasy's third-ranked QB, is the latest Buffalo skill-position player to land on the injury report, and it sounds like the Bills are planning on him missing time, signing Josh Johnson on Tuesday. See what the practice week brings but start planning to be without Taylor.

  • Posted: 9/29/2015 10:43pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is the only quarterback in the NFL who ranks in the top five in completion percentage (74.4 percent), yards per attempt (9.15) and touchdowns (7).

    Huddle Up: Many had pegged Taylor as a fantasy sleeper -- but it was based almost exclusively on his upside as a runner. His passing prowess, though, has been nothing short of a revelation, and it's why he's fantasy's fifth-ranked QB through three weeks.

  • Posted: 9/1/2015 6:37pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has the support of his teammates after he was named the team's starting quarterback heading into Week 1. 'He's going to be tremendous for this team,' said WR Percy Harvin . 'With the weapons that we already have I think teams have to worry about that, but now they have to worry about his legs too with the 4.4 speed he puts on the field I think is going to be tremendously dangerous for opponents to prepare for us.' Taylor has speed, but he also impressed this preseason with his accuracy from the pocket. He was 19-for-23 for 187 yards and a passer rating of 100.5 when he started with the first-team.

    Huddle Up: Taylor's presence figures to be a boon for LeSean McCoy as defenses will have to respect the QB's legs, but Taylor himself doesn't really hold any fantasy relevance outside of super-deep or two-QB leagues.

  • Posted: 8/31/2015 1:17pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was named the starting quarterback Monday, Aug. 31, over QB Matt Cassel an QB EJ Manuel.

    Huddle Up: Despite not starting the third preseason game, Taylor was considered the favorite and got the job. Taylor has only started one NFL game in his career but brings some fantasy upside because of his running ability. Remember, Tim Tebow was a productive fantasy quarterback. Taylor is a QB2 with a chance to rise as the year goes on.

  • Posted: 8/25/2015 3:31pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel may each be rotated in with the starting unit Saturday, Aug. 29, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Joe Buscaglia of WGR Sports Radio 550. All three quarterbacks have received first-team repetitions the last two practices.

    Huddle Up: The Buffalo QB race is coming down to the wire, and while Manuel currently owns the highest QB rating (117.2) out of the trio, the starting gig is expected to be decided between Taylor and Cassel. QB rotations rarely work, but let's see how Saturday night pans out.

  • Posted: 8/22/2015 12:30pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel have all received snaps with the first-team offense during team drills Saturday, Aug. 22. Cassel was the first quarterback in the drills.

    Huddle Up: The Bills are still giving all three quarterbacks an opportunity but Tyrod Taylor appears to be the clear leader heading into the third preseason game. Taylor's ability to run and throw gives Buffalo a different dynamic than Cassel or Manuel. The smart money is on Taylor being the Week 1 starter and he'll have high-end QB2 fantasy value.

  • Posted: 8/21/2015 6:15pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel are still competing for the starting quarterback job, but head coach Rex Ryan said the team may not announce the starter until Week 1. 'This will probably play out,' Ryan said. 'Indianapolis might not know who the quarterback is until we play them. We may know, but they may not know.'

    Huddle Up: Manuel, who has two TD passes so far this preseason -- two more than Taylor and Cassel combined -- but Taylor, the former Ravens backup, has been impressive in his own right, completing 12 of his 18 passes so far and is leading the team in rushing so far with 88 yards on 10 carries. The veteran Cassel may be the safer pick, but don't be surprised if Taylor gets the starting call against Indy.

  • Posted: 8/18/2015 9:33am ET

    Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel appears to be out of the competition for starting quarterback with QB Matt Cassel and QB Tyrod Taylor. Cassel has shown good decision-making and command on offense. Taylor has had some accuracy issues.

    Huddle Up: Cassel remains the favorite in this race, though the fantasy upside to any of Buffalo's quarterbacks is minimal at best.

  • Posted: 8/15/2015 10:28pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel has fallen behind QB Matt Cassel and QB Tyrod Taylor in the battle for the starting quarterback job because of poor accuracy.

    Huddle Up: It will be interesting to see if Manuel gets released should he end up the Bills' No. 3 quarterback. For now, the starting job appears to be a two-man race between Cassel and Taylor.

  • Posted: 8/15/2015 12:06am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will start against the Cleveland Browns in the preseason, head coach Rex Ryan said Friday, Aug. 14.

    Huddle Up: The Bills are rotating their quarterbacks but the fact is Taylor rushed for 47 yards against Carolina and led Buffalo on two scoring drives. He'll have a chance to make a strong statement next week versus Cleveland.

  • Posted: 7/16/2015 1:47pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor received a vote of confidence from former teammate Baltimore Ravens FS Terrence Brooks. Brooks said Taylor possesses versatility and speed that makes him worthy of being a starting quarterback. Taylor is competing with QBs EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel for the starting quarterback position this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Taylor only had 35 passing attempts in four seasons with the Ravens, but he has drawn repeated rave reviews this offseason and remains firmly in the Bills' starting QB conversation, especially when you consider his less-than-formidable competition.

  • Posted: 5/31/2015 4:24pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is in the competition to be the starting quarterback as much as anyone else, according to quarterback coach David Lee. Lee added, 'I think he has a beautiful throwing motion, and I just have to think we've got to see how accurate he is.' Head coach Rex Ryan provided Taylor first-team repetitions along with QBs EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel through the first four workouts. 'He is an unknown, never played a whole lot in Baltimore,' Ryan said. 'I think the ability is hard to ignore, some of the things that he has.'

    Huddle Up: Taylor, a 2011 sixth-round pick with only 35 career pass attempts in four NFL seasons, is a true wild card in the western N.Y. QB derby. Taylor also ran FOR 2,196 yards and 23 TDs in four seasons at Virginia Tech so he's certainly the most athletic out of the Bills' contingent. We'll see if he can add any momentum leading into the preseason.

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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