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2019 Free Agent Profile: Tyrod Taylor


Despite being supplanted by rookie Baker Mayfield midseason, Tyrod Taylor is still one of the better quarterbacks on the free agency market.

After spending his first four seasons as the backup in Baltimore, Taylor signed with the Buffalo Bills in 2015. Taylor would beat out EJ Manuel and Matt Cassell and be named starting quarterback. In his first year as a starter, Taylor passed for 3,305 yards and 20 touchdowns on 63.7% completion. He also ran for 568 yards and four touchdowns on 104 carries. This was good enough for Taylor to be named to a Pro Bowl.

In the 2016 and 2017 seasons, Taylor combined to throw for 5,822 yards and 31 touchdowns while completing 62.1% of his passes. Taylor used his mobility to run for 1,007 yards and 10 touchdowns on 179 rushing attempts for those two seasons.

In the 2018 offseason, Taylor was traded to the Cleveland Browns. Taylor started the first three games of the season, throwing for 473 yards and two touchdowns, with 125 rushing yards and a touchdown, before being replaced by first-overall pick Baker Mayfield.