Jason Paul Taylor (born September 1, 1974 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent in theNational Football League. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Akron.
A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Taylor was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2006, and is the NFL's all time leader in fumble return touchdowns (6).
Taylor has also played for the Washington Redskins and the New York Jets.