Franchise QB: Taylor The Answer?

The Buffalo Bills season is fast approaching.  The biggest question facing the team is whether or not they have their franchise QB in Tyrod Taylor?

Through the OTA portion of the offseason, it has been reported that Taylor has shown more decisiveness and a greater willingness to throw over the middle of the field.

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Statistics over the middle in 2015 according to PFF.

 

This area of the field is crucial to his success in 2016 and it’ll  show the hard work he has put in.  Granted, it isn’t live ball, but the signs point to a jump in improvement for the 2016-2017 season.

Taylor making a nice high/low read over the middle against Washington

With this being his second season in Greg Roman’s offense, his familiarity with the playbook should help him immensely. Expect a run first offense, but also expect the passing game playbook to be opened up as Taylor shows what he can handle.

Taylor had the 9th highest Completion percentage at 68.4 off of play-action in 2015 according to Pro Football Focus.

Last season, he showed some skill, but there is room for improvement.

Training Camp at St. John Fisher College will give us more insight into how far Taylor has come this offseason. His play in 2016 will be critical if the Bills are to avoid missing the playoffs for a 17th straight year.

Courtesy of Buffalobills.com

Courtesy of Buffalobills.com

Perfect deep ball to Sammy!!!

If nothing else, barring a major injury, this season should provide the hierarchy at One Bills Drive with the answer to the all important question:  Is Taylor the franchise QB that the Bills have been searching for since #12 retired?

Quick slant to Watkins.

 


Other Tyrod Taylor articles:

Protecting Tyrod Taylor
Taylor’s College Teammate: Jarret Boykin
Taylor’s Value

 


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