PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills today announced that QB Tyrod Taylor has a signed contract extension with the team. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In his first season as the Bills’ starter, Taylor started all 14 games he played in last season while completing 242 of 380 pass attempts for 3,035 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions last season. Taylor posted a 99.4 passer rating which marked the second-best in team history behind only Jim Kelly in 1990.

In addition to providing the Bills with a dynamic presence through the air, Taylor established a new franchise record for rushing yards by a Bills QB in a single season with 568 yards. Taylor’s ability to attack teams through the air and ground led to him becoming just the third QB in NFL history to finish a season with a passer rating over 99 and over 40 yards rushing per game.

Taylor’s first season as the Bills signal caller culminated in him becoming the team’s first quarterback to earn Pro Bowl honors since Drew Bledsoe in 2002.

A 6-1, 208-pound Virginia Tech product, Taylor originally entered the league in 2011 as a sixth round pick (180th overall) of the Baltimore Ravens. Taylor has started 14-of-28 career games played en route to completing 261-of-415 pass attempts for 3,234 yards, 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Taylor, 27, is a native of Hampton, VA.

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