Backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been working with one of the NFL's rising stars this offseason to help take his game to the next level.
Taylor has spent some of his offseason training in Miami with a number of NFL players, including San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Taylor posted a photo of them on Instagram after a recent workout, and a video from 49ers.com showed Taylor working with Kaepernick at the popular Bommarito Performance Systems. Cornerback Jimmy Smith was also in one of the workouts.
"This is a big year for me, so I'm just trying to showcase what I can do each and every day," Taylor said during a recent interview.
Taylor entered this offseason looking to put himself in a position to capitalize in the final year of his rookie contract. He has played sparingly during his first three seasons, and the Ravens* *plan to bring in additional quarterback competition during training camp.
As part of his training regimen, Taylor has bulked up during the offseason. He said that he currently weighs 214 pounds, and that he has focused some of his training on adding upper body strength.
"I wanted to put on a couple more pounds," Taylor said. "I felt like I was a little light at the end of last year."
A number of current and former Ravens have worked out at Bommarito Performance Systems during the offseason. In addition to Smith and Taylor, other clients listed on the program's website include wide receivers Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin, cornerback Lardarius Webb and linebacker Josh Bynes.