Taylor sustained the injury in the second half, and was seen frequently adjusting his shoulder pads throughout the remainder of the game. His obvious discomfort led Ryan to instruct backup quarterback EJ Manuel to warm up on the sideline.
“Yeah, when I saw what you guys saw with the shoulder, I wanted to make sure my kid was okay,” Ryan said, according to Pro Football Talk. “I wasn’t going to put him out there if I had ever felt he wasn’t okay and I wanted assurance that he was, but I made sure EJ was ready to go in there.”
Taylor completed 20 of 36 passes for 233 yards and no interceptions, but did not throw for a touchdown.
“It looked like he had plenty of arm strength, or I wouldn’t have put him out there,” Ryan said. “But we’ll certainly make sure he’s OK.”
The Bills (5–5) play the Chiefs (5–5) Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
- Erin Flynn