The Buffalo Bills have been looking for a franchise quarterback since Jim Kelly retired. They've had short-term QBs such as Doug Flutie and Drew Bledsoe step up for a few seasons but no one has emerged in Buffalo as the face of the franchise. Could Tyrod Taylor be 'the man' in Buffalo? There were certainly some encouraging signs in his first season with Buffalo.
In his first season as a starting quarterback, Taylor threw for 3,035 yards and added 568 yards on the ground. His TD-INT ratio of 20-6 and quarterback rating of 99.4 were also rather convincing. Taylor protects the football well and makes plenty of big plays using his arm and feet.
Taylor deserves plenty of praise for his first season as starter. On Thursday, Pro Football Focus published their end of season quarterback rankings. Taylor finished tenth in the league, one spot ahead of Aaron Rodgers. Here is what PFF had to say about Taylor:
10. Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills, 81.7
A surprising inclusion into the top 10, Taylor made some of the best throws of the year. It was seemingly a weekly event watching him drop a perfect throw in the bucket down the field, but he still has great strides to make in the short (39th-best passing grade) and intermediate game (24th-best passing grade) to take the next step in his development.
The 2016 season will answer many questions in regards to whether or not Taylor can emerge as Buffalo's first franchise QB since Kelly, but there's plenty to feel positive about after one season with the Bills.null