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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tyrod Taylor mentioned as potential backup QB option for Ravens

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Tyrod Taylor went from being the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback to a mostly forgotten man this season. He’s headed for free agency, and one of his old homes could be a potential landing spot for him, according to one reporter.

Jamison Henley, who covers the Ravens for ESPN, did a breakdown on why either Robert Griffin III or Taylor would make sense as a backup quarterback for Baltimore next season.

The thinking is that as a running quarterback, Lamar Jackson would be subjected to more hits than other QBs, which increases the importance of a good backup. Taylor certainly qualifies; he produced 65 touchdowns and just 21 turnovers over three seasons for the Buffalo Bills, taking them to the playoffs once. Additionally, Taylor was drafted by the Ravens and played for them from 2011-2014. He also succeeded under current Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman when the two were together in Buffalo.

Taylor would make plenty of sense for Baltimore, but the big question is whether he would want to sign with them as a backup. If he has a better chance at starting elsewhere, that might be more enticing. The Ravens are committed to Jackson as their starter and would want someone who understands that.



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