Los Angeles Chargers
Tyrod Taylor has always been something of an athlete. Born and raised in Hampton, Virginia, Tyrod was a three-sport standout. He wowed crowds playing football, basketball and track. He was courted by every program in the country. The dual-threat quarterback chose to stay close to home going to Virginia Tech. A three-year starter, the Hokies won the ACC championship Tyrod's senior year.
The Baltimore Ravens chose Tyrod in the 6th round of the 20011 NFL Draft. He won a Super Bowl with the Ravens as a backup in 2012. His time with the Buffalo Bills saw the franchise earn its first playoff berth in 2017 since 1999. The next year, Tyrod was traded to the Cleveland Browns. He was on a lucrative contract to back up Philip Rivers in Los Angeles, and earned the starting job after Philip went North to the Colts. A pre-game accident involving an injection of painkiller gone wrong, punctured Tyrod’s lung and took him out of the game, and the starting spot for the season.
Tyrod's style is sharp with a classic twist. Who else can rock braids & blazers? Turtlenecks and tartan-plaid? Button downs and boots? His neo-classic, modern style keeps Tyrod on our radar, as he should be on yours.
Tyrod scored a cool 100 touchdowns in his highschool career.
Taylor lists Steve Young, Warren Moon, Michael Vick, and Allen Iverson as his biggest athletic inspirations.
Tyrod is credited with three IMDB credits for acting, all in NFL sanctioned documentaries: NFL Preseason, Hard Knocks & Los Angeles Chargers