Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed one play during his team's come-from-behind, 14-13 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. He's only missed four snaps all season, and the other three came on the final drive of a blowout win in Miami, when the Bills sat their starting quarterback.
Still, head coach Rex Ryan was crystal clear about the health of Taylor on Monday: he's hurting, and he's been hurting all season.
"I can tell you this: he is beat up right now," Ryan told reporters yesterday (via The Buffalo News). "He's sore. You ought to see him – he is sore. We knew he would be. Guys, he hasn’t been 100 percent all season."
Taylor was also injured in the Miami game, but just like in Tennessee, he finished the game with minimal impact to his production. Add in the ankle injury he suffered in Nashville, however, and you're left with a mobile quarterback with sore legs. The fact that he finished the Titans game bodes very well for his playing status on Sunday against Cincinnati, but clearly, his status bears watching at least through the Bills' bye in Week 8.
Through five games this season, Taylor has completed 96-of-137 passes (70.1 percent completions) for 1,097 yards (8.0 yards per attempt) with nine touchdowns, four interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 103.6. He's added 187 yards and two touchdowns on 31 rushing attempts, as well.