Bills' Tyrod Taylor, Jarrett Boykin had crunchtime connection in college
The Buffalo Bills added to their wide receiver corps earlier in the week, signing former second-round pick Greg Little and Jarrett Boykin. The former has the better track record in the NFL, but it's Boykin that has a history with Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
Boykin and Taylor played college football together at Virginia Tech where they had quite the connection. They're hoping to continue that chemistry in the offseason with the Bills as Boykin looks to make the 53-man roster for the regular season. Having a past history with Taylor should help his chances of doing so.
Boykin discussed his relationship with Taylor, particularly when it came down to the end of the game.
“My and Ty were on the same page. He would look for me in crunch time situations,” Boykin said. “We just knew what we had to do. We all wanted to win as a team down there. Tyrod knows what he wants and will work as hard as he needs to in order to get what he wants. He deserves everything that’s coming to him now.
“I’m proud of the things he’s done up there in Buffalo. He proved a lot of things up there and that he’s a really good quarterback.”
Taylor certainly did prove he's a good quarterback this season, tossing 20 touchdowns and just six interceptions, posting a 99.4 passer rating. He'll look to improve even more next season after having one year of starter experience under his belt. Will Boykin have a hand in helping Taylor in crunchtime? Maybe, but he needs to make the final roster first, which is fairly far down the road.