Over the last few decades, the Bills and the Browns have a lot of similarities when it comes to the success or lack of thereof with quarterbacks.
Of course both teams drafted quarterbacks this year. The Browns selected Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft while the Bills moved up twice to select Josh Allen 7th.
The Bills and Browns believe they will be franchise quarterbacks at some point.
Here’s another similarity ahead of Friday’s game: Tyrod Taylor.
After spending three seasons in Buffalo, he’s now the starting quarterback in Cleveland. Earlier this week Nathan Peterman was asked about his old teammate.
“Football is all about routine and he showed me a great routine,” Peterman said. “He definitely showed me a great routine, a great work ethic and taught me a lot just by watching him. Just how to be a leader. You don’t necessarily have to be the one yelling and screaming but the guys respect you a lot by what you do.”
“I can just tell you that I have a ton of respect for Tyrod. We certainly shared some moments last year together and he was instrumental in us making the playoffs,” added Head Coach Sean McDermott. “I’ve got a ton of respect for his family and how hard the young man works and the great intangibles that he holds and possess. I wish him nothing but the best. For us, certainly, we’ve moved forward and I know he has as well. We wish him nothing but the best.”
Earlier this week Taylor told Cleveland media that he’s motivated by the way things ended in Buffalo. He expanded by saying he wasn’t necessarily motivated just for Friday’s game but for the entire season.
But, you can imagine he’s gonna have a little extra juice in his veins Friday night.