With 2019 coming to an end, we look back over the decade and select the Buffalo Bills All-Decade Team. Which players were the best during these years?
With 2019 coming to an end, it feels like the perfect time to look back over the Buffalo Bills rosters over the past decade.
There were some struggles along the way but they’re finally getting things on track. While it’s true there were some lean years this decade, there were plenty of talented players to call Buffalo home.
With that being the case, we pick the best players at every position as we build our 2010’s All-Decade team for the Buffalo Bills, starting with the most important position on the field.
Quarterback: Tyrod Taylor
While he didn’t get to finish his contract he signed with the Bills, Tyrod Taylor ended up being quite the free agent find. A former sixth-round pick out of Virginia Tech, Taylor played with the Baltimore Ravens from 2011-2014.
Once he hit free agency, Buffalo came calling. Originally, he signed a three-year $3.35 million contract. He won the starting job and was 7-6 as the starter. He wound up earning a new six-year $92 million contract — which was later restructured.
In all, Taylor ended up playing just three seasons with the Bills and was 22-20 as a starter. Taylor completed 62.6 percent of his passes for 8,857 yards with 51 touchdowns against just 16 picks.
He added another 1,575 yards and 14 scores on the ground, proving to be a problem for opposing teams as both a passer and runner.
His final campaign with the team came in 2017 when he helped them end the longest playoff drought in the league at that time. Sean McDermott wanted to go another direction and they traded Taylor to the Cleveland Browns after that year.
This led to the selection of Josh Allen in the 2018 NFL Draft and while Allen will eventually go down as the better quarterback, Taylor owns the spot for this decade as he helped them become winners after years of struggling.