Monday, August 31, 2015

RPT: Buffalo names Tyrod Taylor opening-day starter

The Buffalo Bills' quarterback competition is apparently over.

According to NFL insider Jay Glazer, Rex Ryan has chosen Tyrod Taylor as his starting signal-caller for the team's Week 1 home opener against the Colts.

Taylor has impressed the coaching staff this summer with his versatility and his accuracy, completing 73 percent of his throws in his three preseason appearances and making plays with his legs.

This will be the 26-year-old's first opportunity to start in his five-year career, and he's currently the team's best option, with EJ Manuel as the likely backup based on this summer's performance.

It will be interesting to see how Buffalo handles the backup position given Matt Cassel's current $4 million cap number, especially since he's been the most underwhelming of all three quarterbacks.

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