Tyrod Taylor

New York Giants
Quarterback #5
New York Giants
Quarterback #5
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Inks deal with Big Blue

The Giants and Taylor agreed to terms of a two-year contract Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Taylor was a member of the Bills when new Giants GM Joe Schoen joined Buffalo's front office in 2017. At 32 years old, Taylor brings a wealth of experience to New York's quarterback room, having started 53 games for four different organizations. In his most recent stint with the Texans last season, the 2011 sixth-round pick completed 91 of 150 passes for 966 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions while rushing 19 times for 151 yards and three more scores in six starts. With the Giants, Taylor will serve as the direct backup to three-year pro Daniel Jones (neck), whose injury history may allow the former to get on the field again in 2022.

Mar 15, 2022 3:30 PM EST

Officially demoted to backup job

Coach David Culley named Davis Mills Houston's starting quarterback for the rest of the season, relegating Taylor to backup duties, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports.

Analysis: Taylor was cleared to return after suffering the wrist injury last week against the Colts, but Mills remained in the contest and will retain the starting job going forward. Taylor has played in six games this season and completed 91 of 150 passes for 966 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions while also rushing 19 times for 151 yards and three more scores.

Dec 10, 2021 8:42 AM EST

Practicing fully

Taylor (left wrist) practiced fully Wednesday.

Analysis: Per Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site, Taylor, who suffered a hyperextension of his left wrist in this past Sunday's loss to the Colts, shared first-team QB reps with Davis Mills on Wednesday. While coach David Culley said a decision on the team's starting signal-caller for Week 14 (and potentially for the rest of the season) has yet to be made, he noted that Taylor's wrist issue won't be a factor in that call. Meanwhile, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston indicates via league sources that Mills is expected to get the nod, though an official announcement on that front, one way or the other, may not arrive until the end of the week.

Dec 8, 2021 5:13 PM EST

Likely demoted to backup role

Taylor (wrist) is practicing Wednesday but isn't expected to start Sunday's game against the Seahawks, with the Texans likely turning back to rookie Davis Mills under center, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Taylor's poor performance already made this a possibility before a Monday report revealed he has torn ligaments in his left wrist. It's an injury the right-handed QB might be able to play through, but it sounds like Taylor is on track to finish out the season as a backup even if he's healthy enough to play. Of course, there's still time for another flip-flop, with five games remaining and Mills yet to win an NFL start (the Texans went 0-6 with the rookie under center Weeks 3-8).

Dec 8, 2021 12:41 PM EST

Could have torn ligaments

Taylor is believed to have suffered torn ligaments in his non-throwing wrist, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Taylor will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury that forced him out of Sunday's blowout loss to the Colts, but if he's indeed suffered torn ligaments, the veteran will be in real danger of missing time. Rookie third-round pick would stand to slot into the starting lineup versus Seattle in Week 14 if Taylor can't go.

Dec 6, 2021 9:01 AM EST

No starter chosen for Week 14

Coach David Culley said Monday a decision on the starting quarterback for Week 14 versus Seattle hasn't been made yet, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

Analysis: Taylor was replaced by Davis Mills during Sunday's blowout loss to the Colts after suffering a wrist injury, possibly a hyperextension. Per Sidhu, Taylor will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his injury. A final decision on the Week 14 starter won't be made until the results of Taylor's MRI are available, and perhaps until the Texans have had a chance to evaluate the veteran at practice.

Dec 6, 2021 8:08 AM EST

Dealing with wrist issue

Taylor (wrist) completed 5 of his 13 passing attempts for 45 yards and an interception and ran three times for 15 yards prior to being replaced by Davis Mills in Sunday's 31-0 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Per Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site, Taylor suffered a possible hyperextended wrist in the contest. While coach David Culley noted afterward that the veteran QB probably could have returned, there was some concern that the issue could affect Taylor's ability to grip the ball. With that in mind, consider him day-to-day heading into the team's preparations for next weekend's game against the Seahawks.

Dec 5, 2021 1:32 PM EST

Tosses two TDs in loss

Taylor completed 17 of 26 passes for 158 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Jets. He added 30 yards on two rushing attempts.

Analysis: Taylor was picked off on Houston's first possession but bounced back two drives later with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brevin Jordan to take a 7-3 lead. He then threw a dime to Brandin Cooks for a 40-yard touchdown on the very next possession. Taylor cooled off after that, though, and the Jets responded with 18 unanswered points to pull out the road win. The veteran quarterback will have limited appeal when the Colts come to town in Week 13.

Nov 28, 2021 3:17 PM EST

Does damage with legs

Taylor completed 14 of his 24 passes for 107 yards in Sunday's 22-13 win over the Titans. He added six rushing attempts for 28 yards and two touchdowns.

Analysis: Taylor was ineffective through the air, likely at least in part due to consistent rain throughout the game. However, he managed plenty of production on the ground, finding the end zone from seven and five yards away. Though that salvaged his fantasy performance, Taylor has completed only 38 of his 67 passes for 5.2 yards per attempt and three interceptions with no touchdowns across two games since being activated off injured reserve. That makes him a risky starting option, even given a very favorable matchup against the Jets in Week 12.

Nov 21, 2021 3:21 PM EST

Will start after bye

Taylor will be the starting quarterback when the Texans resume their season Week 11 against the Titans, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The 1-8 Texans have their bye coming up in Week 10, but it doesn't look like there will be an radical changes at quarterback when the season resumes. Taylor is coming off one of the worst performances of his career, during which he threw three interceptions, failed to get the Texans into the end zone on three red zone trips, and posted a 42.8 quarterback rating.

Nov 8, 2021 7:02 PM EST

Three picks in return to action

Taylor (hamstring) completed 24 of 43 passes for 240 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in the Texans' 17-9 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. He also rushed three times for 23 yards.

Analysis: The veteran signal-caller didn't exactly get a soft landing in his return to action despite facing a Dolphins squad that was 1-7 going in. Taylor's efficiency and passing yardage were acceptable from a fantasy perspective and he gave the offense a bit more stability than rookie Davis Mills had, but the 32-year-old still short-circuited a trio of Texans possessions with one interception deep in Dolphins' territory and another pair on Houston's side of the field. With some rust hopefully knocked off after a six-game absence, Taylor now turns his focus to improving his performance in a Week 11 battle against the Titans on Nov. 21 following a Week 10 bye.

Nov 7, 2021 1:26 PM EST

Officially activated

Taylor (hamstring) was activated off injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: This was just a procedural move considering coach David Culley confirmed Thursday the veteran quarterback would start Sunday's contest against the Dolphins. Taylor was a surprisingly effective quarterback through his first two starts this season totaling 416 yards and a 3:0 TD:INT ratio while completing 70 percent of his passes prior to injuring his hamstring. He'll face off against a Miami defense that allows the second-most passing yards per game through eight weeks.

Nov 6, 2021 10:34 AM EST

Set to return in Week 9

Coach David Culley confirmed Thursday that Taylor (hamstring) will start Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

Analysis: Culley noted that Taylor has suffered no setbacks with his hamstring injury, which sets the stage for the veteran QB to be officially activated off IR in advance of Sunday's contest. As a result, Davis Mills, who had been starting in Taylor's place, will revert to a backup role. In his looming return to action, Taylor -- who last suited up in Week 2 -- will be facing a 1-7 Miami defense that has allowed an average of 291.1 passing yards per game to date. Only the Ravens (296.1) have allowed more.

Nov 4, 2021 9:22 AM EST

Not returning this weekend

Coach David Culley said Taylor (hamstring) won't be activated from injured reserve for Sunday's game against the Rams, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The veteran quarterback was designated to return from injured reserve and is back at practice this week, but Culley said, "we just don't feel Tyrod is ready right now." It doesn't sound as though Taylor has suffered a setback, so there's a chance he's able to return Week 9 at Miami. Davis Mills will make another start under center for the Texans.

Oct 29, 2021 8:47 AM EST

Back at practice

Taylor (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Per Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com, coach David Culley said the plan is to ease the veteran signal-caller back into the mix. However, once he's deemed ready for game action, Culley previously stated that Taylor will reclaim the Texans' starting QB role, which has been held by Davis Mills with Taylor having been on IR.

Oct 27, 2021 10:39 AM EST

Slated to practice Wednesday

Taylor (hamstring) will return to practice Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Taylor has been on injured reserve since he suffered a left hamstring injury in Week 2, but he has a chance to return to game action Sunday against the Rams. Coach David Culley said Monday that Taylor will reclaim his job as the Texans' starting quarterback once he's cleared to play.

Oct 25, 2021 9:35 AM EST

Ready to resume practicing

Taylor (hamstring) is expected to resume practicing this week, per coach David Culley, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Taylor's availability for Houston's Week 8 matchup with the Rams will come down to how his hamstring responds in practice. Once healthy enough to play, the veteran quarterback is expected to retake the starting job from Davis Mills for a Texans team that's dropped six consecutive games since beating Jacksonville in the season opener.

Oct 24, 2021 4:43 PM EST

Progressing, but won't start in Week 7

Coach David Culley indicated Wednesday that Taylor (hamstring) could potentially log some practice time this week, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston relays via Culley that Taylor, who is still on IR, remains the Texans' starting QB when healthy, but isn't an option for the team's Week 7 assignment. As a result, for at least one more game Houston will turn to Davis Mills, who will get the nod this Sunday against the Cardinals.

Oct 20, 2021 9:16 AM EST

Making improvements

Coach David Culley said Monday things are being taken "day-to-day" with Tayor (hamstring), Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Culley had referred to Taylor as 'week-to-week' heading into last Sunday's loss to the Colts, so it would appear that he's since taken some steps in the right direction. Per Culley, the Texans will have more information Wednesday regarding whether Taylor is ready to come off IR. If Taylor isn't back in action in time to suit up at Arizona in Week 7, Davis Mills will be called upon for another start.

Oct 18, 2021 8:06 AM EST

Not ready this week

Coach David Culley noted Wednesday that Taylor (hamstring) is making good progress, but remains week-to-week, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports.

Analysis: Though Taylor isn't in line to be activated from IR this week, Culley indicated that when the veteran QB does return to the mix, he'll reclaim his starting assignment. For now though, Davis Mills will continue to helm the Texans offense this Sunday versus the Colts.

Oct 13, 2021 9:13 AM EST

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