Here’s how it starts:
With the Super Bowl only days away, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyrod Taylor is fully aware just how close he is to playing a prominent role in the world’s most famous football game.
He has to be. It’s what backup quarterbacks do, even if they play behind someone as durable as Joe Flacco, who not only has started every game in his five-year pro career but also rarely comes out, even in blowouts.
Still, Taylor preps himself day in and day out. Just in case.
“If you look across the league, there are so many situations over the years, even this year, where the next man gets called,” the second-year quarterback out of Virginia Tech said. “And you have to be ready. It may come sooner than you want it. It may not come as soon as you would like it to, but you have to be ready for when it comes.”