Browns QB Tyrod Taylor would ‘love’ to face and beat Bills in playoffs
Tyrod Taylor helped the Buffalo Bills end their 17-year playoff drought last season, but that wasn’t enough to convince them to keep him as their quarterback. The Bills traded Taylor to the Cleveland Browns, whom Taylor is now helping make the postseason for the first time in 16 years.
Despite still holding a bit of ill will toward the Bills for how his whole situation played out, Taylor hopes his old team makes it back to the playoffs this year. But that’s only so that he and his Browns can be the ones to knock them out.
“Things didn’t end the way I would have liked it to in Buffalo,” Taylor said per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “We could possibly see those guys in the playoffs or we could knock those guys out of the playoffs. I would love that. That’s motivation I take to work with me every day.”
Obviously, it’s a bit of wishful thinking for Taylor to think both the Bills and Browns would make the playoffs at the same time. That hasn’t happened since 1989.
There are a good number of challenges both teams have to overcome in order for them to both make it back again. For the Bills, they still have some uncertainty at quarterback, despite the rave reviews rookie Josh Allen has been receiving. And for the Browns, they’re coming off an 0-16 season and had to overhaul their entire roster.
It would be quite a story should that happen, though. And it would give Taylor the chance to get some revenge on his old team which has apparently been his source of motivation these days.