Bills QB Tyrod Taylor Believes He’s Being Benched Because of His Skin Color
On Wednesday, it was reported that Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor would be benched in favor of backup rookie QB Nathan Peterman for the team’s upcoming game against the Chargers. Something about that decision didn’t feel right with Taylor.
Along with getting stomped out by the New Orleans Saints in embarrassing fashion, Tyrod threw for a putrid 56 yards and 1 interception in the Week 10 loss.
Last month, Taylr made a comment that made waves when he suggested that Black quarterbacks have to be twice as good and held to a higher standard than Caucasian QB’s.
“It’s always going to be twice as bad just because of who I am – an African-American quarterback,” Taylor says, echoing a familiar refrain among people of color, regardless of professional status. “Look across the league, man. We’re held to a certain standard. We almost have to be perfect.”
It was later mentioned on ESPN Radio’s The Dan LeBatard Show that Taylor believes his original comments extend to his current benching by the team.
Taylor believing he was benched because of his skin color surely upset a bunch of people and they spoke out about it on social media.
Tyrod Taylor is a fucking clown… now he’s saying he got benched because he’s a black qb and is held to a different standard … you had 50 yards passing last game JACKASS
— Tip (@Easy_to_Hate) November 16, 2017
List of black quarterbacks who weren’t benched: Cam Newton Russell Wilson Deshaun Watson Dak Prescott List of black quarterbacks who have been benched in a game they weren’t playing well: Tyrod Taylor DeShone Kizer Two of these are not like the others…stop reaching man https://t.co/J66hbXmLne — Steven Harwood (@steveysteve15) November 16, 2017
Tyrod Taylor deadass said he got benched because he’s black? He is so stupid. How you gonna play the race card when the numbers show how garbage of a QB you are? Can’t even audible or read defense properly. bumass
— Saint Laurent Ash (@Lil_Eazy_Ash) November 16, 2017
I understand the world is pretty racist but Tyrod Taylor didn’t get benched just because he was black lmao — not Brian Hunt (@Bipolar_B) November 16, 2017
Tyrod Taylor you stupid fuck. You didn’t get benched because your black you got benched because you’ve been playing like shit!!!!
— Bills Mafia (5-4) (@BufSportFan15) November 16, 2017