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5 things to know about QB Tyrod Taylor


The New York Giants signed free agent Tyrod Taylor. Here are five things to know about the veteran quarterback:

1. Taylor, 6-1 and 217 pounds, has played in 78 regular-season games with 53 career starts for the Ravens (2011-14), Bills (2015-17), Browns (2018), Chargers (2019-20), and Texans (2021).

2. His career numbers include 946 completions for 10,736 yards and 59 touchdowns with 25 interceptions. He also has 361 rushing attempts for 2,0001 yards (5.5 yards per carry) and 19 touchdowns.

3. His most productive years were 2015-17 in Buffalo, where he started at least 14 games in each of his three seasons. He made the Pro Bowl in 2015 after throwing 20 touchdowns and running for 568 yards and four more scores. He became just the sixth quarterback in NFL history to register at least 3,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards in consecutive seasons when he did so in 2015-16. He posted 10 games with a passing and rushing touchdown with Buffalo, which was the third-most by a quarterback in Bills history. He set a Bills franchise record in 2015 by going 222 consecutive pass attempts without an interception.

4. Taylor holds a winning record of 27-25-1 as a starter in the regular season. He has also started a postseason game for Buffalo in 2017, the first year of then-assistant general manager Joe Schoen's tenure with the Bills.

5. The Ravens originally selected Taylor in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was a member of their Super Bowl XLVII championship team. Taylor played four seasons at Virginia Tech, where he was named ACC Player of the Year as a senior (2010) after throwing for 2,521 yards and 23 touchdowns with just four interceptions on 172-of-284 passing (60.6%). He also rushed for 637 yards and five scores

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