Darius Slayton Fantasy, Trade, Injury Update, Height, Weight, Salary, Net Worth, Contract, Stats, 40time, NFL Draft, Highlights, Jersey Number, Position, College Stats

Darius Slayton was born on August 3, 1989, he is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Virginia Tech, leading the Hokies to the 2009 Orange Bowl as a Sophomore and the 2011 Orange Bowl during his senior year.

He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft and served as the backup to starting quarterback Joe Flacco, including during the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as a free agent in 2015, taking over the starting quarterback duties that season and earning a Pro Bowl appearance. In 2017, he helped the Bills make their first playoff berth in 17 years. He was traded to the Cleveland Browns in March 2018, with the Bills drafting Josh Allen to replace him.

He subsequently earned the starting position for the Browns, Los Angeles Chargers, and later the Houston Texans, but was sidelined due to injuries all three times and replaced by rookies Baker Mayfield, Justin Herbert, and Davis Mills respectively.

On March 22, 2021, Taylor signed a one-year contract with the Houston Texans. He was reunited with Texans’ new head coach David Culley, who previously coached Taylor as the quarterbacks’ coach with the Buffalo Bills in 2017. On September 6, 2021, head coach David Culley announced Taylor as the Week 1 starting quarterback due to legal issues regarding starting quarterback Deshaun Watson.

In his first start with the Texans, Taylor finished 21-of-33 for 291 yards and two touchdowns along with 41 rushing yards in a 37–21 upset victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. In Week 2, against the Cleveland Browns, Taylor suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and was replaced by rookie quarterback Davis Mills for the rest of the game. He was placed on injured reserve on September 21.

He was activated on November 6. During the team’s Week 13 game against the Indianapolis Colts, Taylor was benched in the third quarter in favor of Mills; Taylor finished the game 5-of-13 for 45 yards with an interception. Houston would go on to lose the game 31–0, the team’s second shutout loss of the season. On December 10, Culley announced Mills will be the starter for the rest of the season.

On March 17, 2022, Taylor signed a two-year contract worth $11 million with the New York Giants. Taylor made his regular season game debut at quarterback in the third quarter of the fourth game of the season, during which he was concussed and was subsequently put into NFL concussion protocol. It was his fourth concussion in five years. He had come into play in the second half to replace the Giants’ starter Daniel Jones who had just sustained a sprained ankle.

Contract and Salary

He signed a 4 year, $96,000,000 contract, including a $21,500,000 signing bonus, $70,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $24,000,000.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $3 million.


He is 6 feet 3 inches tall



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2017Minnesota Vikings146484913.35984265.6143
2016Minnesota Vikings138490310.84634756103
2015Minnesota Vikings135272013.84043159.6131


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Kick Return

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Punt Return

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He is 83 kg