Tyrod Taylor is a quarterback with one exception; he is known for his dual-threat skills, which he has used repeatedly to beat his opponents through out-running and excellent passes beyond interception. Tyrod did not develop such skills overnight, it took years of hard work and determination to be among the best in the sport and even more to be recognized for his outstanding skills.
Below we take a look at his biography and learn how he has developed his career from the beginning of his competitive career in high school to the present day, including his contractions due to injuries he suffered.
Tyrod Taylor Biography, Age
Tyrod Taylor (Tyrod Di’allo Taylor) was born through Rodney and Trina Taylor on August 3, 1989, in Hampton, Virginia. He grew up like any other normal child in the neighborhood, and when he came of age, he enrolled at Hampton High School in Hampton, Virginia, where he became an outstanding three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, and track and field.
Over time, Tyrod Taylor became more and more involved in football, where he played as a quarterback, kick-returner, and security player. In his high school career, he recorded a total of 7,690 yards of offense with 100 touchdowns. In the 4 years prior to his graduation in 2007, he led his team to a 34-4 record for the 4 years he played on the team. After graduating from high school, Tyrod Taylor was ranked No. 3 quarterback overall by ESPN.com, while Rivals.com ranked him No. 1 quarterback with a double threat.
Tyrod began his college career in 2007 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he played with the Virginia Tech Hokies soccer team. In his first year, he totaled 1,356 yards, scoring 927 passing yards and 429 rush touchdowns with 11 touchdowns. In his second season (2008) he finished the season with 1,036 pass yards, 2 touchdowns, and 7 clean interceptions. In his junior season (2009), Tyrod Taylor’s skills on the field put him ahead of his peers, scoring 13 touchdowns with 2,311 pass-yards and 5 interceptions and helping his team to a 23-5 victory of all time. In his last college season (2010), he beat all his previous records with 5 interceptions, 24 touchdowns, and 2,743 passing yards.
A former Hampton High School student and product of the Virginia Tech Hokies soccer team, Tyrod Taylor made it into the 2011 NFL Draft where he was named the 180th player by the Baltimore Ravens. As might be expected, his impressive form in college earned him a place in the 53-man final, replacing Joe Flacco, the team’s quarterback choice.
He experienced his first NFL action on December 4, 2011, in a game against the Cleveland Browns that ended with a victory for his team. In 2012 Tyrod Taylor found more playing time as Joe Flacco was rested at some point in the season, which is why he fought his way to a championship ring against the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl XLVII. He stayed with the Ravens for the 2013 and 14 seasons before joining the Buffalo Bills.
Tyrod Taylor joined the Bills in 2015 and was awarded a three-year $3.35 million contract to become the team’s starting quarterback. He threw over 3,000 yards, 568 stormy yards with 20 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions.
When he entered the 2016 season, his third year in his 2015 contract was invalidated because he had 50% snaps, but on August 12, 2016, he was extended a six-year contract worth $92 million. However, due to his concerns about violations, the terms of the contract were reviewed. On March 9, 2018, the Buffalo Bills agreed to exchange him for the Cleveland Browns for a third-round 2018 NFL draft.
Tyrod’s career stats from the time he played for the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills are given below.
American football is a unique sport in which each tackle is likely to cause the player a minor or major injury. Tyrod Taylor has had a fair share of this during his young career.
Taylor suffered a bruised kneecap in a game against the Patriots in week 13, 2017, and was relieved by his newcomer Nathan Peterman in the game he later lost 23-3. In a report that appeared later in the season, Bills team coach Sean McDermott announced that his injury was not as severe and that he would remain the team’s quarterback starter after his full recovery. Brown’s coach Hue Jackson, who moved to his new team, also claimed that he was the team’s quarterback starter.
This means that the Browns’ fans and all Tyrod Taylor fans will continue to see their star player in action at the start of the next football season.
Under his current contract with the Cleveland Browns, Tyrod Taylor earns a base salary of $10 million, with $6 million included in his roster as a bonus.
Tyrod Taylor stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch or 1.85 m.