Training Camp: Tyrod Taylor on QB battle

Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach David Lee and quarterback Matt Cassel (16) watch Tyrod Taylor (5) drop back to pass during their NFL football minicamp in Orchard Park, N.Y., Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WIVB) Tyrod Taylor is going into training camp with the hopes of winning the quarterback competition for the Bills.

The Bills quarterback competition affects far more than just the three quarterbacks, with all three cycling through reps with the starters this offseason.

While it gives Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel, and Tyrod Taylor an equal chance, it also means the starters at other positions have less time to build chemistry with the starter – whoever that may be.

In an interview with News 4’s Lauren Hall, Taylor expressed his eagerness to take advantage of this new opportunity to compete for a starting job. Taylor said, “I’ve been looking forward to this moment to go out and showcase my talent. This is the day I have been waiting for.”

Later in the interview, Hall asked Taylor how his mindset is changing from being a career backup to Joe Flacco in Baltimore to being in Buffalo knowing he has a very real shot at competing to be the starting quarterback on opening day.  Taylor said his time in Baltimore was a great experience where he learned a ton from their coaches, and that playing behind Flacco has made him ready for this opportunity.

Taylor is establishing himself as being all business this offseason leaving Bills fans impressed with his strong work ethic.  He will get the chance to show how much his hard work is paying off when the Bills host the Carolina Panthers August 14 for their first pre-season matchup.

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