Ravens 2013 player season review
Sun reporters Jeff Zrebiec, Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel looked back at the 2013 season and assessed the performance of each player and some of the coaching staff.
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Tyrod Taylor, quarterback( Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun / November 24, 2013 )
GS: 0 | GP: 13 | 21
Season in review: Operating a variation of the Wildcat offense, Taylor rushed for seven yards on four carries with one reception for six yards against the New York Jets. He had a long run of 25 yards on a scramble against the New England Patriots, having an interception returned for a touchdown and having an errant shotgun snap from center Gino Gradkowski recovered for a touchdown. He finished the season with 64 rushing yards on eight carries. He completed just 1 of 5 passes for two yards and no touchdown passes for a zero quarterback rating.
Stat that stands out: 6.0 -- Taylor's career rushing average in three NFL seasons.
Outlook for 2014 and beyond: Under contract, the 2011 sixth-round draft pick from Virginia Tech should continue to back up Joe Flacco next season. Taylor has never started an NFL regular-season game as Flacco has never missed a start. He's regarded as one of the best athletes on the roster, but he's rarely utilized.