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Pete Prisco of CBS Sports named Tyrod Taylor as the 26th best starting quarterback in the NFL.

Pete Prisco praised Tyrod Taylor but he still had the QB among the worst in the NFL.

Tyrod Taylor is coming off of his first season as a starter in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills quarterback was a true dual-threat as he rushed for over 500 yards and added another 3,000-plus yards passing in 14 games.

As a passer, Taylor finished 10th in the league in deep ball accuracy and ninth in accuracy percentage when under pressure according to Pro Football Focus. The analytics site also noted that Taylor's rushing grade was second behind Cam Newton and that he finished the year with the 10th highest grade among all quarterbacks. Taylor's season ended with an appearance in the Pro Bowl after originally being named an alternate.

All in all, Taylor's first season as a starter seemed rather impressive. Pete Prisco of CBS Sports, however, does not see it that way. On Wednesday, Prisco ranked the NFL's starting quarterbacks from 1 to 32 and placed Taylor at No. 26. Here's what Prisco said about Buffalo's QB:

Taylor impressed in his first season as a starter for the Bills. He threw 20 touchdown passes and just seven picks and showed a flair for making plays outside the pocket. He has the ability to scramble away from pressure. It will be interesting to see what the Bills do with him for the long run.

Editor's Note: Prisco incorrectly lists Taylor with having seven interceptions. He only threw six in the regular season.

The only quarterbacks to rank below Taylor included Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, Robert Griffin III, Blaine Gabbert/Colin Kaepernick, and Jared Goff. Lists are subjective, but Taylor probably deserves to be rated higher than 26th. 

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