Tyrod Taylor has learned the Baltimore Ravens playbook. He understands what it takes to be part of an NFL team, and has adjusted to being a rookie quarterback in a locker room filled with veteran leaders.
The most significant lesson he's received this year, however, is how to be patient.
Taylor was a star at Virginia Tech before the Ravens selected him in the sixth round of the 2011 draft. He made the team as the backup to sturdy Joe Flacco, who hasn't missed a start throughout his entire four-year career.
Taylor watched 11 straight games watching from the sideline before getting his first taste of action last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
The rookie says he's been ''very patient'' thus far and acknowledges he's going through a ''learning process.''