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tyrod-taylor-one-hand-catchFor the first time in the NFL, Tyrod Taylor is preparing as a starting quarterback. On Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, he becomes the Buffalo Bills’ 15th starter since Jim Kelly retired after 1996 season. Matt Cassel is the number two and EJ Manuel is the number three. Here are 10 facts about the Buffalo Bills’ new starting quarterback:

635760393483126266-USATSI-87576871. He was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track.
2. In football, he led the team as a quarterback while also becoming the team’s kick returner and safety.
3. When he graduated from Hampton High School in 2007, he was rated as the number 1 dual-threat quarterback at Rivals.com.
4. ESPN.com rated him the number 3 overall quarterback, while Scout.com said he’s the nation’s seventh-best passer.
5. Taylor was drafted in round 6 with the 180th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.
6. The Ravens planned to play him at quarterback in spite of the fact most of the 32 teams believed he would play CNwDT8lWUAIAVBjreceiver instead.
7. He had his first regular season playing time on December 4th 2011, where he had one rush for a two yard gain against the Cleveland Browns.
8. Taylor got his first championship title as the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII over the 49ers.
9. On March 12th 2015, Taylor signed with the Buffalo Bills.
10. On August 31st 2015, he was named the starting quarterback for the Bills.

 

 

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