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5 Tyrod Taylor QB

Buffalo Bills

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GM: EJ Manuel on 'equal footing' with Bills' other QBs
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Bills general manager Doug Whaley denied reports that the team is moving on from quarterback EJ Manuel

The team acquired Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor in the offseason.

In an interview with Jim Rome, Whaley said, "I look at it this way, in this business controversy sells,. The more controversy that you can drum up then the more intereste people are going to be."

"For us we’re excited about the future of all three of those guys," Whaley said. "It’s going to be a great competition. And we can keep three quarterbacks. So I dismiss that as just someone trying to get something stirred during this down time and lack of media stories for the NFL." 

Whaley said all three quarterbacks have an equal shot of winning the starting job. 

"I look for him to come in and compete and try to take the job," he said. "Everybody has got an equal footing. It’s a clean slate for all four of our quarterbacks. We’re not tied to anybody. We just want the best man to start."

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Tyrod Taylor vying for Bills' starting QB job
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Bills are possibly a quarterback away from being a playoff contender. 

EJ Manuel has been lackluster thus far. Matt Cassel isn't getting any younger. This leaves a potential opportunity for Tyrod Taylor, who signed with Buffalo after spending his first four years as a backup with the Ravens, to be a dark horse to win the job. 

In an interview with Sporting News, Taylor said he's trying to drown out the local noise hyping him up to possibly take the position. 

"I knew coming in here how it was going to be," Taylor said. "My focus is to just prepare for these camps, learn the offense, study and play the best I can.’’

Taylor backed up Joe Flacco during his four years with the Ravens after being selected in the sixth round of the 2011 draft. Flacco proved to be a durable quarterback, which never gave Taylor an opportunity to start. 

Taylor said that Bills coach Rex Ryan told him there would be a quarterback competition during training camp, with the former Virginia Tech star ready for the challenge. 

“He was telling me how excited he was to have a chance to have me there and to have me compete for the job,’’ Taylor said. “Throughout the process, I thought this opportunity was the best for an open competition. That’s what I’d always felt throughout the offseason, and I had confidence in what I could do when I got that chance.’’

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Bills' Rex Ryan not ready to 'throw out' EJ Manuel
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

New Bills coach Rex Ryan brought in veteran quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor in the offseason, but that doesn't mean he's ready to give up on EJ Manuel

"And then EJ. Let's not just throw him out after two years. Aaron Rodgers never took a snap for three years. So let's see where Manuel's going to be," Ryan said, per the Buffalo News.

Ryan plans to have a quarterback competition during OTAs and training camp. 

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Bills HC Rex Ryan says QB competition to be open
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Bills head coach Rex Ryan has options at the quarterback spot going into the 2015 season. There will be competition for the starting spot this offseason.

“It’s going to be open,” Ryan told WGR radio, via the team’s official website.  “It’s a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that’s out there.”

The Bills currently have four quarterbacks on their roster including Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel. Ryan brokedown what each signal caller brings to the table.

“We have some talented guys and we’ll see what happens,” Ryan said.  “You bring in a veteran like Matt Cassel.  He’s done some pretty good things in this league.  He’s got that veteran presence about him.  With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having [quarterbacks coach] David Lee here.  I love the fact that he’s a gym rat and he’s smart.  With our offense being multiple we’ll be able to get out of bad plays, so the mental part of it all of the quarterbacks we have should be able to handle that.

“With Taylor that’s going to be a young man, he’s probably the fastest quarterback in the league,” Ryan said.  “He’s explosive running the zone reads, and we’ll see where he’s at.  Then Tuel.  We’ve got guys there to work with.  That’ll be the important thing.  There will be competition, but a person has to earn the job.  It hasn’t been handed to somebody.”

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Bills QB Tyrod Taylor in three-way battle to start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor turned down more money in free agency to join the Bills, where he'll have the opportunity to compete for a starting job, NFL.com reports.

"There is going to be a competition," Taylor said. "No one is really ahead of the other guy right now. They're looking forward to us coming in and pushing each other to make this team better."

The Bills view Taylor as a zone-read possibility similar to the role 2013 first-round pick EJ Manuel was supposed to fill. Head coach Rex Ryan actually indicated he tried to acquire Taylor during his previous job.

"I actually tried to trade for (Taylor) when I was with the Jets," Ryan told CJCL in Toronto. "If he's not the fastest quarterback in the league, he's certainly up there with them. He's got great run skills. I'm not gonna say he's Russell Wilson, but he's got a little of that in him, where he's able to run zone-reads and pull the ball down and be effective."

Taylor, Manuel and offseason acquisition Matt Cassel are set to compete for the team's starting quarterback job heading into the 2015 season.

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Schedule
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2011Baltimore Ravens3011100.01818.0018002/300118.8
2012Baltimore Ravens70291758.61796.1725013/302062.3
2013Baltimore Ravens305120.020.402010/0000.0
2014Baltimore Ravens1000---0---0000/000---
TOTAL140351954.31995.6925025/332047.2
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2011Baltimore Ravens30122.02000
2012Baltimore Ravens7014735.228115
2013Baltimore Ravens308648.025015
2014Baltimore Ravens104-3-0.80000
TOTAL140271365.0281210
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2011Baltimore Ravens3000---00000
2012Baltimore Ravens7000---00000
2013Baltimore Ravens30166.060000
2014Baltimore Ravens1000---00000
TOTAL140166.060000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011Baltimore Ravens300.000000.0000
2012Baltimore Ravens700.000000.0000
2013Baltimore Ravens300.000000.0000
2014Baltimore Ravens111.000000.0000
TOTAL1411.000000.0000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/215
Birthdate:
8/3/1989
Age:
25
Hometown:
Hampton, VA, USA
School:
Virginia Tech
NFL Experience:
5
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
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