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Despite poor preseason, Bills still expect Tyrod Taylor to be Week 1 starter

Tyrod Taylor

Despite Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s underwhelming preseason, the quarterback is expected to retain his starting job entering Week 1.

Head coach Sean McDermott said on Friday that Taylor will start against Baltimore in preseason Week 3¬†is expected to be the team starter in Week 1, per ESPN’s Mike Rodak.

Taylor had a dismal performance in Thursday’s 20-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He completed just 8-of-18 passes for 53 yards and tossed two picks. The only bright moment was when Taylor managed a 12-yard rush on his one attempt. But the Bills need a competent passer, not another running back.¬†Though, it’s worth pointing out his offensive line did him no favors, either.

Overall, Taylor may be regressing from a promising 2015 season that prompted the Bills to sign him long-term. The Bills have since restructured his contract, and he took a large pay cut to remain with the team in 2017.

Every move Taylor makes throughout the rest of the preseason will be highly scrutinized. Unfortunately, it is slim pickings behind Taylor with T.J. Yates and rookie Nathan Peterman as backups.

Taylor, presumably being the lesser of three evils, is all the team has to count on as Week 1 approaches.