The Steelers have signed former Clemson Tigers Quarterback Tajh Boyd to a one year deal today.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 6, 2015
Boyd went from having a first round grade, to being picked in the 6th round by the Jets last year.
Tajh Boyd has a 1st round grade heading into this game. Aaron Murray a late third.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) September 1, 2013
The Jets cut him after training camp last summer.
The 6’1″, 225 lb QB threw for over 3,800 yards each year he started at Clemson, and threw at least 33 touchdowns each of those 3 years. Stats aside, Boyd is a project, and he’ll be battling for that 3rd QB spot this summer. You know, the one Landry Jones has held the past two seasons.
After getting cut by the Jets, he spent time playing in the FXFL last fall. One of Boyd’s former FXFL coaches, who works with NFL QB’s in the offseason, recently said he thinks Boyd could develop on an NFL roster. “He could be one of three, he could be one of four going into camp, and I think his skill set might allow him to win one of those jobs, whether it was a No. 3, and then with time he would grow. And I think he will if somebody has a chance to develop him.”
If nothing else, Boyd will get a chance to throw some balls to his old receiver Martavis Bryant in Latrobe this summer.
It's a reunion! @ThaBestUNO
— Tajh Boyd (@TajhB10) March 6, 2015
@TajhB10 welcome to steel city bro all work no play.
— Martavis Bryant (@ThaBestUNO) March 6, 2015