Anyone who has been following me for a while knows my feelings about Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The guy is an incredible runner and very dangerous. As a passer though, I’ve never been a fan.
Taylor will have to improve on his game if he hopes to beat out Caleb Hanie, who the Ravens signed this offseason. It should be one of the more interesting battles in training camp.
I’ve seen every preseason game where Taylor played in addition to the final regular season game last year against the Cincinnati Bengals, which was essentially a preseason game itself. Going off from what I see, I love the guy as a read-option QB. He’s even kind of decent on passing on intermediate routes, but it’s always those short easy passes in the flats that Tyrod throws a million miles over the receiver’s head.
If he can just get that short pass in the flat down, my opinion of him will change; I want to believe in Tyrod in case Joe Flacco goes down for a few games.
I do like the idea of bringing in Tyrod on random plays as the read option QB just to throw off opposing defenses, and obviously he would be really well suited for a trick play here and there. This will be his third year in the league and now is the time to show growth. If not, then Mr. Taylor might not even make the team. I’m going to be optimistic though.