Tyrod Taylor

American football player (born 1989)

American football player
Tyrod Taylor
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Taylor with the Browns in 2018
No. 2 – New York Jets
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1989-08-03) August 3, 1989 (age 34)
Hampton, Virginia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Hampton
College:Virginia Tech (2007–2010)
NFL draft:2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 180
Career history
  • Baltimore Ravens (2011–2014)
  • Buffalo Bills (2015–2017)
  • Cleveland Browns (2018)
  • Los Angeles Chargers (2019–2020)
  • Houston Texans (2021)
  • New York Giants (2022–2023)
  • New York Jets (2024–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2023
Passing attempts:1,730
Passing completions:1,068
Completion percentage:61.7%
TDINT:65–29
Passing yards:12,135
Passer rating:88.3
Rushing yards:2,268
Rushing touchdowns:19
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Tyrod Diallo Taylor[1] (born August 3, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Virginia Tech, leading the Hokies to the 2009 Orange Bowl as a sophomore and 2011 Orange Bowl during his senior year. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL draft and served as the backup to starting quarterback Joe Flacco, including during the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Taylor was signed by the Buffalo Bills as a free agent in 2015, taking over the starting quarterback duties that season and earning a Pro Bowl appearance. In 2017, he helped the Bills make their first playoff berth in 17 years. He was traded to the Cleveland Browns in March 2018, with the Bills drafting Josh Allen to replace him. Taylor subsequently earned the starting position for the Browns, Los Angeles Chargers, Houston Texans, and the New York Giants, but was sidelined due to injuries all four times and replaced by rookies Baker Mayfield, Justin Herbert, Davis Mills, and Tommy DeVito, respectively.

High school career

At Hampton High School, in Hampton, Virginia, Taylor was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track.[2] In football, he helped lead the team as a quarterback, while also becoming the team's kick returner and safety. During his four years as starter, he led the team to a 34–4 record. He accumulated 7,690 yards of offense and scored 100 total touchdowns. He passed for 5,144 yards and 44 touchdowns, while rushing for 2,546 yards and 56 touchdowns.[3]

When Taylor graduated from Hampton in 2007, he was rated as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback at Rivals.com. ESPN.com rated him the No. 3 overall quarterback, while Scout.com said he's the nation's seventh-best passer.[4] Taylor, who is 6'1" and 200 pounds, ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash.

Taylor narrowed his final two choices down to Virginia Tech and the University of Florida, and chose to attend Virginia Tech.[5]

College career

Freshman year

During Taylor's freshman year, he shared time for most of the season with the junior quarterback Sean Glennon.[6]

Taylor's first action of college football came in the game against the LSU Tigers on September 8, 2007. In that game, Taylor completed 7-of-18 passes for 62 yards, rushed for 44 yards on nine attempts including his first collegiate touchdown.[7] After that game, Tyrod was named the starter by head coach Frank Beamer. In his first collegiate start against Ohio, Tyrod threw for 287 yards, adding a rushing touchdown.[8]

One of Taylor's early accolades was rushing for 92 yards and a touchdown as well as passing for 204 yards and two touchdowns in leading Virginia Tech to its first victory against Florida State in two decades.[9] The win was the first ever for Frank Beamer against Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden.

On October 13, in the second quarter of a game against Duke, Taylor suffered a high ankle sprain which forced him to miss two games. Taylor returned in a game at Georgia Tech, but did not start for the rest of the season and rotated time with starter Sean Glennon.

Throughout the season, Taylor accumulated 1,356 total yards, including 927 passing and 429 rushing. He completed 72-of-134 passing attempts, for a completion percentage of 53.7. He scored 11 touchdowns during the year, five passing and six rushing.[10]

Sophomore year

Taylor with the Hokies in 2008

Coming into the 2008 season, Taylor was intended to be redshirted. After Virginia Tech's loss to East Carolina University though, his redshirt was taken off due to Tech's need for more offense. Taylor's first appearance of the season came in the second game of the season against Furman, where he rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown.[11] His first sophomore start came in the following week against Georgia Tech.[12]

After starting every game of the 2008 season leading up to the Florida State game on October 25, Taylor suffered a high ankle sprain on the first play of the Florida State game. Sean Glennon relieved Taylor at the quarterback position after this setback. While Glennon got the start versus Miami, Taylor split time with Glennon and led a crucial fourth quarter to make it a two-point game 16–14. However, he was sacked in a crucial 4th and 3 with less than two minutes to go.[13] After the loss, Taylor started against Duke. After committing five turnovers in the first half, he was pulled from the game and replaced by Sean Glennon.[14] Taylor then started next week at Virginia. He performed well including a 73-yard run. He was 12-for-18 for 137 yards and one touchdown while rushing 16 times for 137 yards.[15] He then started in the ACC Championship Game win over Boston College and was named the ACC Championship Game MVP.[16] On January 1, 2009, he led the Hokies to a 20–7 victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats in the 2009 Orange Bowl.[17][18] Overall, he finished his sophomore season with 1,036 passing yards with two touchdowns and seven interceptions.[19]

Junior year

During his junior season, Taylor led the Hokies to a 9–3 regular season record and a 2nd-place finish in the Coastal Division of the ACC.[20][21] The Hokies played the Tennessee Volunteers in the 2009 Chick-fil-A Bowl and won 37–14, finishing with a final record of 10–3.[22] After climbing as high as #4 in the rankings, Tech lost back to back games against Georgia Tech and North Carolina, but finished the season ranked 10th in both the AP and USA Today Top 25 polls.[23][24] In the 2009 season, he finished with 2,311 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and five interceptions.[25] After his junior season, he had a 23–5 career record at Virginia Tech, which was the second most wins of all time for a starting quarterback at Virginia Tech.

Senior year

Taylor scrambles against Boise State

Taylor's senior season began with two heartbreaking losses to Boise State at FedExField and at home to Division I-FCS James Madison.[26] Taylor was 15-of-22 for 186 yards and two touchdowns, along with 73 yards on the ground, against Boise State, but was unable to respond following a Broncos score with 1:03 remaining.[27] However, Taylor ultimately led the Hokies to a remarkable turnaround season, winning 11 consecutive games after the 0–2 start.[28][29] The 2010 Hokies became the first ACC team to finish with an undefeated 8–0 record in ACC play in 10 years.[30] They became ACC Champions for the fourth time in seven seasons with a 44–33 win over Florida State in the 2010 ACC Championship Game in Charlotte.[31] Overall, in his final collegiate season, he had 2,743 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and five interceptions.[32] Taylor finished the regular season as ACC Player of the Year and ACC Championship Game Most Valuable Player.

Taylor participated in the 2011 East-West Shrine Game. He completed four of his five passes for 59 yards.[33]

College statistics

Virginia Tech Hokies
Season Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Cmp Att Yds TD Int Pct Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2007 11 5 72 134 927 5 3 53.7 119.7 102 429 4.2 6
2008 12 10 99 173 1,036 2 7 57.2 103.2 147 738 5.0 7
2009 13 13 136 243 2,311 13 5 56.0 149.4 106 370 3.5 5
2010 14 14 188 315 2,743 24 5 59.7 154.8 146 659 4.5 5
Career 50 42 495 865 7,017 44 20 57.2 137.5 501 2,196 4.4 23

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Wonderlic
6 ft 0+34 in
(1.85 m)
217 lb
(98 kg)
32+14 in
(0.82 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.51 s 1.56 s 2.61 s 4.09 s 6.78 s 37.5 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
15
All values from NFL Combine[34][35]

Baltimore Ravens

2011 season

Taylor was selected in the sixth round with the 180th overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2011 NFL draft. He was the 11th quarterback to be selected that year.[36] The Ravens previously acquired the pick from the St. Louis Rams in a trade that sent Mark Clayton to St. Louis. The Ravens played him at quarterback in spite of the fact many of the other 31 teams believed he would better be suited at wide receiver instead.

In his first pre-season start against the Atlanta Falcons, Taylor left with a shoulder injury. Early tests revealed no separation and his injury was characterized as a contusion.[37][38]

Taylor played in his first regular season game on December 4, 2011, in a victory over the Cleveland Browns. He rushed for a two-yard gain.[39]

On December 11, against the Indianapolis Colts, he also lined up as a wide receiver for one play against the .[40]

On December 18 and threw his first-ever regular season pass, an 18-yard completion to Anquan Boldin for the final play of the game against the San Diego Chargers.[41]

2012 season

In Week 17, Joe Flacco was rested for most of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, offering Taylor significant playing time. Taylor scored his first career touchdown on a one-yard bootleg in the fourth quarter. However, Taylor also threw a crucial interception to defensive end Carlos Dunlap, which Dunlap returned for a touchdown in a 23–17 loss.[42]

Taylor went on to earn a championship ring when the Ravens eventually won Super Bowl XLVII over the San Francisco 49ers.[43]

2013 season

In preseason, Taylor completed 21-of-36 passes for 263 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. He also showed his versatility as a runner using designed runs and scrambles for 66 yards on 15 carries.[44] His strong preseason performance allowed him to keep his job as the Ravens backup quarterback for the third straight season.

In Week 10, Taylor saw his first action in a win against the Bengals. He ran an end-around handoff from Flacco for 18 yards, which was the longest run by any Ravens player in that game.[45]

In Week 12 against the New York Jets, Taylor played 12 total snaps, five at quarterback. He gained seven yards on four carries though he did have a 17-yard first down run in the first quarter. His total yardage was brought down by two second half runs where he lost 13 yards. He also had one reception for six yards.[46]

On December 22, Taylor entered the game for Flacco during a blowout loss to the New England Patriots. On his very first snap, Gino Gradkowski snapped it too far to the right, and was recovered by New England for a touchdown. He finished the 41–7 loss, completing 1-of-4 passes for two yards and an interception that the Patriots defense returned for a touchdown.[47]

2014 season

Taylor in 2014

In Week 6, Taylor saw his only action of the season in a 48–17 blowout victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Taylor came in during the fourth quarter to relieve Flacco.[48]

Buffalo Bills

2015 season

Taylor in 2015

On March 12, 2015, Taylor signed a three-year, $3.35 million contract with the Buffalo Bills.[49]

On August 31, 2015, Taylor was named starting quarterback by head coach Rex Ryan, beating out former Bills first round pick EJ Manuel and veteran Matt Cassel after a preseason quarterback competition among the three candidates.[50]

In Week 1, Taylor completed 14-of-19 passes for 195 yards and one touchdown while also rushing for 41 yards as the Bills beat the Colts by a score of 27–14.[a][52]

In Week 2, against the Patriots Taylor threw 30 passes, completing 23 passes and throwing three touchdowns while throwing three interceptions in a 40–32 loss. Taylor also added 43 yards and a touchdown on the ground.[53]

Taylor had the best game of his pro career to date in a 41–14 win over the Miami Dolphins. He completed 21 of his 29 attempts with three touchdowns and no interceptions while adding 12 rushing yards.[54]

In Week 5, in a come-from-behind victory over the Tennessee Titans, Taylor became only the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least 100 yards, run for at least 70 yards and catch a pass in a single game. His jersey from the game was sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.[55]

After the game it was reported that Taylor had suffered an MCL injury, with the expectation that he would miss the Bills' Week 6 game against the undefeated Bengals.[56]

In Week 9, Taylor returned to lead the Bills to a 33–17 victory over the Dolphins. Taylor finished 11-for-12 with 181 passing yards and a passing touchdown to go along with a career-high 146.5 passer rating.[57] In the win, Taylor also set the franchise record for completion percentage in a single game, completing 91.7% of his passes.

In Week 13, Taylor set the Bills' franchise record for consecutive passes without an interception in the third quarter of a win against the Houston Texans. The previous record had been held by Drew Bledsoe since 2002.[58]

In Week 14, the no interception streak ended on the last pass of the game, in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles (222).

In Week 16, the Bills were eliminated from the playoffs in a 35–25 loss to the Washington Redskins. Taylor set the Bills franchise record for most rushing yards in a season by a quarterback, and became the first Bills quarterback with over 500 yards rushing in a season. The Bills finished 8–8 on the year, only the third time they finished .500 or above in consecutive years since the late 1990s.[59][60]

Taylor finished the 2015 season completing 63.7 percent of his passes, while throwing for over 3,000 yards, with 20 touchdowns to just six interceptions. He added 568 rushing yards on the ground.[61]

On January 25, 2016, Taylor and teammate offensive lineman Eric Wood were selected to the Pro Bowl. They replaced Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Panthers center Ryan Kalil, who were playing in Super Bowl 50. In the Pro Bowl, Taylor completed 8-of-14 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw three interceptions.[62]

2016 season

Taylor in 2016

Taylor entered training camp as the starting quarterback in the final year of his contract, as the third year of his deal was voided when he played more than 50% of the snaps in the 2015 season.[63] On August 12, 2016, Taylor signed a six-year extension worth $92 million. The contract contained an option after the first year, however.[64]

On Christmas Eve, against the Dolphins, he passed for a career-high 329 yards and three touchdowns in the 34–31 overtime loss.[65]

For the season, Taylor completed 269-of-436 passes for 3,023 yards and 17 touchdowns with six interceptions. In addition, he rushed for 580 yards and six touchdowns.[66] He was made inactive for the final game of the season due to a clause in his contract that would make his 2017 salary guaranteed if he suffered a serious injury. At the time of the game, he already had a groin injury that could require surgery.[67] On January 5, 2017, Taylor had surgery to repair a core muscle issue.[68] Taylor was selected as a 2017 Pro Bowl alternate, but he declined the invitation due to injury.[69]

2017 season

After the firing of Rex Ryan, it was widely speculated that the Bills would either trade Taylor or decline his option. Nonetheless, the Bills and Taylor agreed to restructure his contract, keeping him with the team until the end of 2018.[70]

Taylor sustained a concussion early in the third preseason game against the Ravens,[71] but was able to recover in time to start in the Week 1 game against the Jets.[72]

In Week 7, against the Buccaneers, Taylor helped lead the Bills to a fourth-quarter comeback, driving the offense 75 yards downfield for the game-tying touchdown with less than three minutes remaining. The Buccaneers fumbled on their next possession, setting up the Bills' game-winning field goal by Steven Hauschka. Taylor finished the game with 268 passing yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 53 yards.[73]

On November 2, he had a career-high 29 completions on 40 attempts for 285 yards and two passing touchdowns to go along with 35 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in a 31–24 loss to the New York Jets.[74]

On November 15, following a blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints in which Taylor only threw for 56 yards, the Bills announced that Taylor would be benched in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman.[75][76] However, Peterman threw five interceptions during his first start against the Los Angeles Chargers and was replaced by Taylor at halftime.[77] In Week 12, Taylor returned as the Bills' starter.[78]

In Week 13, against the Patriots, Taylor was limited to only 65 passing yards and was carted off the field after aggravating a knee injury initially suffered in the first quarter. He was relieved by Peterman for the remainder of the game as the Bills lost 23–3.[79] Due to the knee injury, Taylor was inactive for Week 14,[80] but returned as the starter in Week 15.

The Bills finished the season with a 9–7 record, clinching their first playoff berth since 1999.[81][82]

In the Wild Card Round against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Taylor had 134 passing yards and an interception before leaving the 10–3 loss with a concussion.[83]

Cleveland Browns

Taylor in the 2018 preseason

On March 9, 2018, the Bills agreed to trade Taylor to the Cleveland Browns for a 2018 third-round draft pick.[84] The deal became official five days later, on March 14, at the start of the NFL season.[85]

Despite drafting quarterback Baker Mayfield first overall in the 2018 NFL draft, the Browns committed to Taylor as their season starter.[86]

In Week 1, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Taylor helped the Browns snap a 17-game losing streak dating back to 2016, but the game ended in a 21–21 tie. Taylor completed 15 of 40 pass attempts for 197 yards, a touchdown, and an interception while also rushing for 77 yards and a touchdown.[87]

In Week 3, Taylor was injured against the Jets, which prompted Mayfield to take over at quarterback and won their first game since 2016.[88]

Taylor appeared in only one other game in the season, completing an 11-yard pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9.[89]

Los Angeles Chargers

2019 season

On March 13, 2019, Taylor signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Chargers, reuniting with former offensive coordinator and one-time interim head coach Anthony Lynn.[90][91] In Week 14, in the 45–10 victory over the Jaguars, Taylor came into the game in relief of Philip Rivers and threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Virgil Green.[92]

2020 season

Following a shortened training camp, and with Rivers having signed with the Colts in free agency, Lynn named Taylor the Chargers' starter over rookie first-round pick Justin Herbert.[93]

In Week 1, against the Bengals Taylor completed 16 of 30 passes for 208 yards, in a 16–13 win.[94][95]

In Week 2, Taylor suffered a rib injury during pre-game warmups against the Chiefs and was hospitalized, leaving Herbert to start at the last minute.[96] Days later, it was revealed the Chargers' team doctor accidentally punctured Taylor's lung while administering a painkiller injection prior to the game.[97]

On October 8, Lynn announced that Herbert would be the starter for the remainder of the season.[98]

In Week 9, Taylor saw brief action during a game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Following a touchdown, Taylor came in on a two-point conversion attempt after Herbert was briefly sidelined after taking a hit. The two-point conversion attempt failed and Herbert returned the following series. The Chargers lost 31–26.[99]

Houston Texans

On March 22, 2021, Taylor signed a one-year contract with the Houston Texans. He was reunited with Texans' new head coach David Culley, who previously coached Taylor as the quarterbacks coach with the Bills in 2017.[100]

In Week 1, Taylor started against the Jaguars due to legal issues with Deshaun Watson.[101] Taylor finished 21-of-33 for 291 yards and two touchdowns along with 41 rushing yards in a 37–21 upset win.[102]

In Week 2, against the Browns, Taylor suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and was replaced by rookie quarterback Davis Mills for the rest of the game.[103] He was placed on injured reserve on September 21,[104] and reactivated on November 6.[105]

In Week 13, against the Colts, Taylor was benched in the third quarter in favor of Mills. Taylor finished the game 5-of-13 for 45 yards and an interception.[106] Houston lost 31–0 for team's second shutout loss.[107]

On December 10, Culley announced Mills would be the starter for the rest of the season.[108]

New York Giants

2022 season

On March 17, 2022, Taylor signed a two-year contract worth $11 million with the New York Giants.[109] In Week 4, he made his Giants debut in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears, replacing starter Daniel Jones who sustained a sprained ankle. Taylor was concussed in the fourth quarter and put in NFL concussion protocol. It was his fourth concussion in five years. [110][111]

2023 season

In Week 5, Taylor relieved Jones against the Dolphins after Jones suffered a neck injury late in the game.[112] Taylor finished the game completing 9 of 12 passes for 86 yards, and added another 14 yards rushing.[113] In Week 6, with Jones out, Taylor started against his former team, the Bills, leading New York to a narrow 14–9 loss, decided on the last play.[114] He became just the second black starting quarterback in Giants history, after Geno Smith in 2017.[115] In Week 7, Taylor started against division rival Washington Commanders, won 14–7, and made history as the first black quarterback to ever win a game for the Giants since their entry into the NFL in 1925.[116]

In Week 8, Taylor suffered a rib injury against the Jets, and was placed on injured reserve on November 4,[117] and reactivated on December 11 to serve as backup for rookie Tommy DeVito.[118] He relieved DeVito at halftime of the Giants' Week 16 game against the Eagles, completing seven of 16 passes for 133 yards, an interception, and a 69-yard touchdown pass to Darius Slayton in the fourth quarter. Taylor was later renamed the starter on December 27.[119] He appeared in 11 games and started five in the 2023 season. He passed for 1,341 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions.[120]

New York Jets

On March 14, 2024, Taylor signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets.[121]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Won the Super Bowl
Led the league
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacks Fumbles
GP GS Record Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A Lng TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg Lng TD Sck SckY Fum Lost
2011 BAL 3 0 1 1 100.0 18 18.0 18 0 0 118.7 1 2 2.0 2 0 2 3 0 0
2012 BAL 7 0 17 29 58.6 179 6.2 25 0 1 62.3 14 73 5.2 28 1 3 30 0 0
2013 BAL 3 0 1 5 20.0 2 0.4 2 0 1 0.0 8 64 8.0 25 0 0 0 0 0
2014 BAL 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 4 −3 −0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 BUF 14 14 8−6 242 380 63.7 3,035 8.0 63 20 6 99.4 104 568 5.5 31 4 36 212 9 1
2016 BUF 15 15 7−8 269 436 61.7 3,023 6.9 84 17 6 89.7 95 580 6.1 49 6 42 192 4 2
2017 BUF 15 14 8−6 263 420 62.6 2,799 6.7 47 14 4 89.2 84 427 5.1 32 4 46 256 4 2
2018 CLE 4 3 1−1−1 42 85 49.4 473 5.6 47 2 2 63.7 16 125 7.8 24 1 13 81 3 0
2019 LAC 8 0 4 6 66.7 33 5.5 14 1 0 120.1 10 7 0.7 9 0 0 0 0 0
2020 LAC 2 1 1−0 16 30 53.3 208 6.9 37 0 0 75.4 6 7 1.2 4 0 2 1 0 0
2021 HOU 6 6 2−4 91 150 60.7 966 6.4 52 5 5 76.7 19 151 7.9 30 3 13 119 3 0
2022 NYG 3 0 6 8 75.0 58 7.2 19 1 1 94.8 5 70 14.0 32 0 3 18 2 1
2023 NYG 11 5 2−3 116 180 64.4 1,341 7.5 80 5 3 89.1 38 197 5.2 31 0 17 94 4 0
Career 92 58 29−28−1 1,068 1,730 61.7 12,135 7.0 84 65 29 88.3 404 2,268 5.6 49 19 177 1,006 29 6

Postseason

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacks Fumbles
GP GS Record Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg Lng TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg Lng TD Sck SckY Fum Lost
2011 BAL 0 0 DNP
2012 BAL 0 0 DNP
2014 BAL 0 0 DNP
2017 BUF 1 1 0−1 17 37 45.9 134 3.6 16 0 1 44.2 7 27 3.9 9 0 2 15 0 0
2022 NYG 0 0 DNP
Total 1 1 0−1 17 37 45.9 134 3.6 16 0 1 44.2 7 27 3.9 9 0 2 15 0 0

Bills franchise records

  • Highest completion percentage in single game (91.7%)[122]
  • Most consecutive pass attempts without an interception (222)[123]

Former Bills records

  • Most rushing yards in a game by a quarterback (79)[124]
  • Most rushing yards in a season by a quarterback (580)[125]
  • Most career rushing yards by a quarterback (1,575)[126]
  • Highest career passer rating, 500 or more passes thrown (92.5)[127][91]
  • Highest career completion percentage, 500 or more passes thrown (62.6)[128][127]
  • First quarterback to post back-to-back-to-back seasons with over 400 yards rushing (2015–17)[129]
  • First quarterback to post back-to-back seasons with over 500 yards rushing (2015–16)[126]

Player profile

Despite a smaller-than-average frame for an NFL quarterback, Taylor has received praise for his work ethic, elusiveness in the pocket and as a runner, and athleticism.[130] He is also noted for his low turnover rate (the second lowest among passers with at least 1,000 attempts as of 2019),[131][132] though critics also point out his conservative playing style, often labeling him as a "game manager" in a similar mold as players such as Alex Smith.[133][134]

Personal life

Taylor lists Steve Young, Warren Moon, Michael Vick, and Allen Iverson as his biggest athletic inspirations.[135][136] He is a Christian, having been raised in the faith by his parents.[137][138] In 2020, Taylor made a $25,000 contribution via his foundation to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank during the COVID-19 pandemic.[139]

Upon joining the Browns and being featured on Hard Knocks, a minor controversy on how to pronounce Taylor's first name emerged. While the vast majority of people, including TV analysts and Taylor's father and coaches, had been pronouncing it "TIE-rod" for years, Browns guard Joel Bitonio and fourth-string quarterback Brogan Roback were heard on the show pronouncing it "tuh-ROD", which was supported by Taylor's mother and the Browns' senior vice president of operations. When asked about it, Taylor quipped that while he had heard "TIE-rod" most of his life and went with it, his mother gave him the name "tuh-ROD", but that she "doesn't call [him] by [his] first name".[140][141]

Notes

  1. ^ Cassel was credited as the Bills' starting quarterback for Week 1 due to him taking the team's first snap on offense in the wildcat formation with Taylor lined up at wide receiver.[51]

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