Houston Texans UFA Profile: Tyrod Taylor

Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyrod Taylor’s lone year as part of Houston Texans was a bumpy ride.

It looked like a great move when Tyrod Taylor was brought to Houston due to Deshaun Watson’s legal situation being known to the public for the first time. Taylor was meant to be the sturdy veteran under which third-round pick Davis Mills was to learn under.

Taylor started off hot with a blowout of the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 and then had the team tied at halftime in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns. But then disaster and deja vu struck again for Taylor- Taylor was injured in the 3rd quarter against the Browns. In addition, Taylor had lost his starting job to a rookie quarterback for the third consecutive year.

When Taylor did make his return against the Miami Dolphins, it was one of the most confusing games played by a quarterback many had ever seen. Interceptions and fumbles littered the stat sheet, and Houston lost a very winnable game.

Then the shock of the season was Taylor upsetting the Tennessee Titans on the road in Week 11. Taylor had two rushing touchdowns as the Texans built a 19-0 lead and never looked back. The following week against the Jets, Taylor had two passing touchdowns- but still lost. That was the Justin Reid game for those that remember.

Taylor’s parting impression was a terrible day against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13, where he only managed 45 passing yards in a 31-0 loss.

So what are the pros and cons to keeping Taylor?