Tyrod Taylor has proven he should be the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills
Tyrod Taylor seems to be the Buffalo Bills’ best choice to start at quarterback.
Taylor played the entire first half of Buffalo’s 11-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns, completing seven of 10 passes for 65 yards and rushing for 41 yards on four carries.
The Bills only scored three points in Taylor’s three first-half drives, but he was playing with a complete no-name set of running backs and receivers. Imagine if he had at least one or two of the Bills’ weapons on the field!
Perhaps most impressive was that Taylor didn’t choose to run first. That is often the concern whenever a quarterback is mentioned as a multiple threat as a runner and passer. Think Michael Vick and RG3. But Taylor seemed quite calm and threw well. And when necessary, and often by design, he ran and put up good numbers for one half of play.
EJ Manuel was decent against a bunch of players who probably won’t be on NFL rosters in a few weeks. Matt Cassel is Taylor’s biggest competition and he didn’t play at all on Thursday. Which means Ryan is probably trying to decide where Taylor and Manuel should be placed and Cassel already has a seat on the bus. Whether that seat is first or second will be determined, mostly likely by Taylor and his play over the next few weeks.