Tyrod Taylor has a patellar tendon contusion

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Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor was carted to the locker room in Buffalo on Sunday, but word after the game was that he’d avoided a major knee injury.

That was confirmed on Monday by coach Sean McDermott. McDermott announced at a press conference that Taylor has a patellar tendon contusion and that his status is considered day-to-day at the moment.

McDermott’s fond of using that designation, even when other players have been out for longer than a few days. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has been day-to-day and out of the lineup for a couple of weeks while left tackle Cordy Glenn was day-to-day for about a month before McDermott finally conceded there actually isn’t a timeline for his return to action.

At any rate, McDermott added that Taylor will be the starting quarterback when he’s healthy enough to play. Wednesday will bring the first hint if that’s going to be this week against the Colts.

9 responses to “Tyrod Taylor has a patellar tendon contusion

  1. If anyone wants to know why McDermott wanted to see what the backup QB could do, all they need to do is review the tape of Taylor’s futile effort to direct the offense. If you make him play QB from the pocket, he will struggle. That’s why Baltimore let him walk and why Buffalo will too. Sorry folks, he’s just not that good. Don’t let the scrambling ability disguise the lack of being able to play NFL QB at a high, consistent level.

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    Why comply with the injury report rules? After the Colts lied about Andrew Luck for a season and a half, is there any point?
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  3. Tyrod looked like a lost sheep after he threw and interception in the redzone. 67 Total passing yards .. I like Tyrod but its time to move on.

  4. The Bills 2017-18 season is over anyway. They have to reach a 10-6 record to have any hope of making the Playoffs. Between Baltimore, Jacksonville, LAC, Kansas City, Oakland, Tennessee and Cincinnati riding at 6-6 or better a 9-7 record won’t do it. So in order for the Bills to reach a 10-6 record they would need to beat Indianapolis, Miami twice & New England… not happening. So I’m guessing Taylor misses this week over the injury, which will put Peterman back in as starter & likely keep him there for a year end evaluation. The Bills know what they have in Taylor, so evaluating Peterman will lead them to the draft room in 2018 with knowledge in what they have and what they need. Between Buffalo’s 1st round pick, KC’s first and doubles for the second & third rounds they have the ammunition to pull off a draft day trade to get whoever they like at the quarterback position. The Bills starting QB for 2018 will be…

  5. “If anyone wants to know why McDermott wanted to see what the backup QB could do, all they need to do is review the tape of Taylor’s futile effort to direct the offense. If you make him play QB from the pocket, he will struggle. That’s why Baltimore let him walk and why Buffalo will too. Sorry folks, he’s just not that good. Don’t let the scrambling ability disguise the lack of being able to play NFL QB at a high, consistent level.”

    That’s mostly right, but you could design a game plan around Tyrod that’s more effective than the crap the Bills are asking him to do. Trying to have him run a short pass, quick read offense is just stupid, though. I think Tyrod is a mediocre QB and the Bills should probably move on, but the coaching staff set him up for failure, and while they were at it, took the top ranked rushing offense two years in a row and turned that sub-mediocre.

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