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Tyrod Taylor wanted to play for the Eagles, but Philadelphia chose Tim Tebow instead


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Former Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor didn't generate a lot of buzz as a free agent this offseason, but maybe he should have. The former Virginia Tech product is now starting for the Buffalo Bills and he's playing pretty well. Taylor ranks ninth overall with a 104.4 passer rating and he's thrown eight touchdowns to four interceptions. Taylor is also a threat to run: he's gained 111 yards and one touchdown on 23 rushing attempts.

According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, if Taylor had his way, he might not have joined the Bills this offseason. Instead, he might have signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

One place he wanted to go, which featured an offense deemed perfect for him, was the Eagles. He asked the Eagles to consider him. However, they did not, eventually signing Tim Tebow instead.

Hindsight is 20/20. And even the Bills weren't super high on Taylor. If they were, they wouldn't have traded two draft picks to the Vikings for Matt Cassel. But with the benefit of knowing what we know now, it's too bad for the Eagles that they didn't at least take a flyer on Taylor. He would have been a much more economical option than giving up a 2016 second round pick to pay Sam Bradford $13 million in 2015.

Now, it's not as if signing Taylor would have fixed all of the Eagles' current issues. But it certainly would have been a better move than wasting an offseason roster spot on a player like Tim Tebow who had been out of the league for two years.