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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Forgotten Bills: Tyler Thigpen

Tyler Thigpen spent the final years of his career in Buffalo with the Bills.

The career backup was brought to Buffalo on a three-year contract and saw limited playing time. Thigpen appeared via relief in all of his 7 games played as a Bill, only having a total of 13 passing attempts for 55 yards and an interception.

Thigpen would get his most air-time in 2011, going 3-for-8 passing with 25 yards and an interception. 2012 featured fewer attempts, and the same amount of completions along with yards for Thigpen, who went 3-for-5 with 35 yards.

The former Coastal Carolina QB was M.I.A during the 2013 season. On May 1, 2014, the Cleveland Browns signed Thigpen to a one-year contract. He was released after the signing of Rex Grossman on August 12, 2014. He re-signed with the Browns on December 23, 2014, after injuries to Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer, but never appeared in a game.

For a former 217th overall pick, Tyler Thigpen had a very solid career and definitely a longer career compared to other quarterbacks drafted post-200th overall. From 2007-2014 he was relevelent in the NFL, just not with the Buffalo Bills.

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