Tyrod Taylor helped orchestrate the Bills' berth in the playoffs, and to some, he was a hindrance on Buffalo's offense. To others, he was effective in his role as the team's low-volume quarterterback.
Here are Taylor's regular-season finishes in an assortment of advanced statistics and their rank among qualifying quarterbacks:
Pro Football Focus Overall Grade: 84.1
Adjusted Completion Percentage: 72.9
Third-Down Completion Percentage: 66.4
Third-Down Passer Rating: 92.0
Deep Passing Adjusted Completion Percentage: 34.5
Under Pressure Adjusted Completion Percentage: 64.9
Yards Per Attempt: 6.7
Touchdown Percentage: 3.3
Interception Percentage: 1.0
Many of Taylor's numbers and subsequent rankings probably aren't too surprising. He again displayed fantastic ball security, as he had the league's lowest in interception rate. His yards-per-attempt dipped for the third-consecutive year.
On the accuracy front, Taylor went from a 73.2 in 2016 to 72.9 this year in adjusted completion percentage. His adjusted completion percentage was 71.2 in 2015.
Interestingly, the Bills quarterback was much better in third-down situations during the 2017 regular season than he was in 2016. His passer rating on third down during his second year with Buffalo was 87.8 and he completed just 55.9 percent of his throws at 7.01 yards per attempt.
This year, those figures improved almost across the board. While his yards-per-attempt average dipped to 6.92, Taylor's third-down passer rating increased to 92.0, and his completion rate on that critical down jumped more than 10 percentage points.
As a team, the Bills finished sixth in the NFL in third-down conversion rate (41.9 percent). The Jaguars defense finished fourth in the NFL in third-down conversion rate allowed (33.6 percent) during the regular season.
(Stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus and Pro Football Reference.)
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