Who placed second in this year’s offensive MVP race after 11 games this season?
It was expected that this race would be won by either Tyrod Taylor or LeSean McCoy. The two faces of this offense — with Sammy Watkins being another one — are sure to be the fan’s favorites this season.
With 38 votes left, Tyrod Taylor took 14 of them to secure second place in the voting.
Tyrod Taylor – Quarterback
Tyrod Taylor has received a high amount of criticism this season for not living up to his expectations. Sure, there are a few areas that he needs to improve on, but he’s got a few traits about him that most quarterbacks can’t say they’ve mastered.
There’s no doubt Tyrod Taylor is the most mobile quarterback in the league and can give himself extra time moving out of the pocket — that’s when he doesn’t decide to just take the ball himself. With his help, the Buffalo Bills‘ own the No. 1 rushing attack in the league. He has 439 yards rushing on 70 carries this season, including 5 touchdowns.
He also has 4 rushing touchdowns in the past five games.
However, his rushing does effect his potential through the air, averaging 6.4 rushing attempts per game to just 17.5 passing completions per game.
One thing he does very well is not turn the ball over. Whether it’s due to his accuracy or due to not being extremely aggressive, not turning the ball over is a good habit to get into. Since becoming the Buffalo Bills‘ starter, he has only been intercepted 10 times in 25 games (4 INT this season).
Because of the way Tyrod Taylor works on the field, the Bills are one of the scariest offenses to face due to the versatility of their offense. Just watching it on the TV is fun because you see all the different formations they run and for being in his second year as this team’s starter, you have to give Tyrod Taylor a lot of credit for being able to run this offense the way he does.
Most quarterbacks wouldn’t be able to work in this offense and that’s why the Bills need to continue to build around him.
That brings us to our Offensive MVP through 11 games…