Bills’ Tyrod Taylor, Eric Wood named to Pro Bowl

Tyrod Taylor and Eric Wood are both headed to Hawaii for their first Pro Bowl appearances.
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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy won’t be heading to the Pro Bowl after bowing out due to injury, but he’ll have two of his teammates representing him in Hawaii. The team announced on Monday that quarterback Tyrod Taylor and center Eric Wood have been named to the Pro Bowl as injury replacements.

It’s the first selection for both players as they’ll replace Cam Newton and Ryan Kalil of the Panthers, who have made the Super Bowl. The selection is especially noteworthy for Taylor. This season was his first as a starting quarterback in the NFL, and he performed extremely well. He was seventh in the league with a 99.4 passer rating. 

Incredibly, he wasn’t even expected to be the starter for the Bills back in July. He had to beat out former first-round pick EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel in training camp, which he did with a bit of ease. 

It’s the first time the Bills have had three offensive players in the Pro Bowl since 2002. Additionally, it’s the first time Buffalo has had a quarterback in the Pro Bowl since that same year when Drew Bledsoe Made it. Wood is also the first Bills center to make it since Kent Hull in 1990.