The buzz in Buffalo surrounding ex-Ravens quarterback Tyrod Taylor continues to be positive. According to the Buffalo News, Taylor has long been a favorite of Bills head coach Rex Ryan, who plans to give Taylor a legitimate shot to win the starting job.
Taylor rarely played with the Ravens during his four seasons backing up Joe Flacco. In fact, Flacco has never missed a start during his seven-year career. During the 2013 season, the Ravens briefly experimented with giving Taylor some snaps out of the Wildcat formation, and Flacco was not pleased.
However, Taylor’s running ability as a quarterback must be accounted for by opposing defenses, because he has the speed to make big plays. Apparently, that element of Taylor’s game intrigues Ryan. And it’s not like Ryan has a quarterback of Flacco’s caliber in Buffalo. Taylor is competing against Matt Cassel and E .J. Manuel for the starting job.
Taylor is still only 25 years old - young enough to continue improving as a pocket passer. While in Baltimore, Taylor longed for an opportunity to play meaningful games. If Taylor has a strong preseason and training camp, he may get that opportunity with the Bills.