Tyrod Taylor emerged out of the Buffalo Bills quarterback competition as the starter last year and put together an impressive season. Between passing and running, Taylor accounted for over 3,600 yards in his first season with the Bills and the team's record with Taylor under center was 8-6. There's plenty of reason to feel encouraged about Buffalo's starting quarterback entering 2016.
Behind Taylor sits former first round pick EJ Manuel and rookie Cardale Jones. Manuel has starting experience and started two games for Buffalo last season. Jones is thought to be a project player, but the upside is there for the former Buckeye.
Pro Football Focus believes that this trio of quarterbacks gives the Bills the 14th best quarterback situation entering the season.
14. Buffalo Bills
Starter: Tyrod Taylor
Backup: E.J. Manuel, Cardale Jones
Key stat: Taylor gained 566 rushing yards last season, 405 of which came on QB scrambles.
Tyrod Taylor was a revelation last season for the Bills, who entered camp with a QB competition involving Matt Cassel and E.J. Manuel. Taylor was supposed to be an afterthought, but he won the job and was impressive during the regular season, making plays with his legs and hitting on some of the best passes thrown by any QB in the NFL. The question is whether that’s as good as he can get, or whether there is more development left in him after a year as a starter. If he can improve the intermediate efficiency of his game, Taylor can become an excellent QB, but there is no guarantee he can. Taylor is still too reliant on his legs for impact plays, with 566 rushing yards last season, 405 of which came from scrambles on passing plays. Those are obviously positive additions, but they illustrate a tendency to take off and a potential inability to make enough plays with his arm so far.null