Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor
30-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Los Angeles Chargers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Taylor joined the Chargers this offseason after agreeing to a two-year contrac with the team. He played in just four games during his one-year stint with the Browns, starting the first two contests of the 2018 campaign before turning things over to Baker Mayfield. Taylor is now backing up Philip Rivers, one of the more durable quarterbacks in NFL history, so he seems destined to play second fiddle once more. It's worth pointing out the Chargers' recent pursuit of mobile backups behind their statuesque franchise icon, with Taylor joining 2019 fifth-rounder Easton Stick and former Ohio State star Cardale Jones as dual-threat options. In the unlikely event Rivers were to miss time, Taylor's ability to threaten defenses on the ground could open up even more space for the Chargers' plethora of pass catchers including YAC monsters such as Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Chargers in March of 2019.
Positioned for starting job
QBLos Angeles Chargers
March 18, 2020
The Chargers are planning to move forward with Taylor as the lone veteran quarterback on their roster, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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The Chargers tried to sign Tom Brady but lost out to the Buccaneers. Rather than pivoting to a lesser veteran, the team will move forward with Taylor and Easton Stick, while presumably hoping to add an early round draft pick at the position. It's also possible the Chargers change their mind and add another veteran, though Wednesday's report suggests it won't be a priority.
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How do Tyrod Taylor's 2019 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
0.0%
 
Avg Target Depth
5.2 Yds
 
Sack Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.8 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
16.7%
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Tyrod Taylor's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
217 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.47 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.09 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
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The Browns traded a third-round pick to the Bills for Taylor, who now looks like an insurance policy should first overall pick Baker Mayfield prove not ready to be an NFL starter. Taylor seems suited for that role. He's a capable quarterback coming off a playoff appearance who won't turn the ball over - he's second to only Tom Brady in interception percentage the last three years - and is one of the best running quarterbacks in the game, ranking second in both rushing yards and touchdowns from 2015-17. Taylor also puts a good touch on his deep ball. The only time he had a legit deep threat, in 2015 with Sammy Watkins, he connected for 12 touchdowns on passes of more than 20 yards. This season, he has Josh Gordon on the outside. The Browns also added Jarvis Landry to the receiving corps and bolstered their backfield with Carlos Hyde and second-round pick Nick Chubb. Duke Johnson, who had 74 receptions last year, also returns. Coach Hue Jackson repeatedly said since the draft that Taylor is the starter, but he's also left the door open a crack for Mayfield. At least Taylor will have former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley designing game plans and calling plays, rather than Jackson, which is probably a win already.
Is the glass half full or half empty with Taylor? The Bills can't seem to decide. They wanted to keep him around this year but forced a contract restructuring that cost him $6 million. He takes care of the ball, throwing the fewest interceptions the last two seasons (12) other than Tom Brady (min. 600 attempts), with the third-lowest INT rate at 1.5. Taylor is also the leading rusher among QBs the last two seasons, and his 10 rushing scores are second only to Cam Newton's 15. However, Taylor's completion rate has been mediocre (19th), and his YPA dropped by more than a yard last year. On paper, the exchange of Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods for Jordan Matthews and Zay Jones may not pay immediate dividends, but Taylor can take solace in the fact the new duo is a good bet to remain on the field for the entirety of the season. Complementing Matthews and Jones will be veterans Andre Holmes and Philly Brown, but LeSean McCoy's presence means Taylor will likely remain a caretaker of the offense.
Signed off the bottom of the Ravens' depth chart, Taylor faced little opposition from E.J. Manuel or Matt Cassel in training camp and emerged as the Week 1 starter. It's easy to see what encouraged the coaching staff to hand him the keys to the offense despite his extremely limited resume, as Taylor was the league's second-leading rusher among QBs (behind Cam Newton), though his scrambling did leave him vulnerable to injury as he lost two games to a sprained MCL. He's not one-dimensional, however, also possessing the arm strength and accuracy to stretch the defense. Taylor finished third in 2015 in air yards per attempt, just behind gunslingers Carson Palmer and Ben Roethlisberger - while also finishing fifth in QB rating on passes longer than 15 yards. Despite those tools, the Bills never seemed comfortable letting him be the focal point of the offense, instead leaning heavily on their running game to keep the ball moving. A lackluster WR corps, especially when Sammy Watkins was sidelined, certainly played into that philosophy, but offseason comments by GM Doug Whaley also indicated that the front office isn't sold on Taylor as a franchise quarterback quite yet. Despite an impressive first season under center, he heads into 2016 with more to prove.
Taylor overtook both EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel to land the Bills' top QB job in late August. The 26-year-old Virginia Tech product now merits fantasy consideration thanks to his mobility, with his overall upside on that front now resting in his ability to develop and maintain chemistry with the Bills' solid collection of pass-catching weapons.
Taylor will compete with sixth-round rookie Keith Wenning for the right to serve as the Ravens' No. 2 quarterback for a fourth consecutive year. Joe Flacco has yet to miss a start through six NFL seasons.
Taylor will compete against Caleb Hanie for the No. 2 quarterback job behind Joe Flacco. Taylor held down the role each of the last two seasons, making him a heavy favorite to beat out Hanie. Should something happen to the notably durable Flacco, Taylor's athleticism could lead to fantasy relevance.
Taylor seems to be penciled as the backup behind Joe Flacco, which is surprising considering how raw Taylor is as a passer. He is a terrific athlete, however, with tons of upside should he develop properly.
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May get crack at starting job
QBLos Angeles Chargers
February 12, 2020
Chargers general manager Tom Telesco implied Taylor and Easton Stick could have a chance to compete for the starting quarterback job in 2020, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Quiet as backup in 2019
QBLos Angeles Chargers
January 23, 2020
Taylor appeared in eight games during the 2019 season, completing four of six passes for 33 yards and one touchdown while adding 10 rushes for seven yards.
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As many rushes as completions
QBLos Angeles Chargers
August 24, 2019
Taylor completed six of nine attempts for 61 yards and rushed six times for 34 yards in the Chargers' 23-15 preseason loss to the Seahawks on Saturday.
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Perfect Thursday
QBLos Angeles Chargers
August 9, 2019
Taylor completed all six of his passing attempts for 72 yards and carried the ball twice for 34 yards in Thursday's 17-13 preseason loss to the Cardinals.
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Slated to back up Philip Rivers
QBCleveland Browns
March 13, 2019
Taylor agreed to terms Wednesday with the Chargers on a two-year deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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