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Tyrod Taylor was rejected by Eagles who opted for Tim Tebow instead

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One of the biggest surprises of the 2015 NFL season so far has been the emergence of Tyrod Taylor.

For four years a back-up to Joe Flacco in Baltimore, the 26-year-old has grasped the opportunity in Buffalo with both hands and impressed as the team's starting quarterback.

Key decision

A new report from Ian Rapoport, though, has revealed things could have been very different. According to the NFL insider, the link up between Taylor and the Bills would never have happened had the QB been accepted by the first franchise he offered his services to this offseason. 


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Per Rapoport, Taylor, after leaving the Ravens, made contact with the Philadelphia Eagles and asked the NFC East team to consider him as a preseason option.

Of course, we now know that Philly turned down the dual-threat quarterback, ultimately opting to take a closer look at the much-maligned Tim Tebow instead.

Different directions

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but considering Taylor's start to the 2015 season in Buffalo (not to mention the fact Tebow is no longer with the Eagles) Philadelphia would be forgiven for having some regrets over that particular offseason decision.

Indeed, the fast-paced nature of the Eagles offense would likely have been an ideal match for the electric-paced Taylor - even as a back-up to Sam Bradford.

As it is, it looks like Taylor has found an even better landing spot up in Buffalo, and almost 1,000 passing yards and eight touchdown passes through his first four games have helped endear him to the Bills Mafia.

The Eagles, meanwhile, are staring down the barrel of a 1-3 record and are yet to see any such production from an offense that was highly touted heading into the 2015 campaign.

Eagles fans: Would Taylor have been a success in Philadelphia? Have your say in the comments below...

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