"That's the nature of the game," Taylor said at the end of the season. "I knew that coming into this situation. When I got drafted here, Joe was pretty durable. My job was to stay ready and I think I've done that in my time here. I've learned a lot.
"I've been reliable. The coaches have confidence in me. It's just a fresh start. I knew the reality was coming. I have had time to think about it and we'll see what's the plan moving forward."
The 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year at Virginia Tech, Taylor was drafted in the sixth round in 2011. He has completed 19 of 35 career passes for 199 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions and a 47.2 quarterback rating. He's rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries, operating in the Wildcat some in 2013.