Just when things seemed to be going well under center for the Buffalo Bills, the team takes another step back. Per reports, starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is in danger of missing week six due to a sprained knee, and the injury could even cost him “multiple weeks”.
Tyrod Taylor could miss multiple games with an MCL sprain suffered on a horse-collar tackle Sun. Bills will prepare EJ Manuel to start Sun..
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 13, 2015
Taylor suffered the injury in week five’s win over the Tennessee Titans, but it was not initially feared to be serious. While the injury would only keep Taylor out for a handful of weeks at maximum, it’s still an unfortunate development for a 3-2 Bills team that is still trying to fully turn the corner. Should Taylor sit, backup E.J. Manuel would take over, dramatically downgrading Buffalo’s offense.
This is terrible news, as Tyrod Taylor was the only good thing Buffalo’s had going for them lately. Running backs LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams are also dealing with injuries, while star wide receiver Sammy Watkins missed week five’s contest, as well. Watkins could return in week six, but this is still a very short-handed Bills offense. It doesn’t need to be said really, but Taylor is also a vastly superior pocket passer than Manuel, and considering Taylor has struggled a bit over the past two weeks as a passer, that tells you a lot. Taylor stepped up with his legs and on the year has overall done a solid job as a passer, as well. If Taylor sits, you can’t confidently use Bills passing game weapons.