The Bills have previously expressed confidence in keeping Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback, and he’s about to play in his first Pro Bowl (for whatever that’s worth any more).
But neither of those things will preclude them from using a high draft pick ta the position if the fit is right, according to Bills General Manager Doug Whaley.
“We’ll do it because if you look at it, unfortunately we have two quarterbacks on the roster and both of them are entering the last year of their contract,” Whaley said, via Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News. “If it presents itself, it makes sense and it’s a guy we like, and we believe in, absolutely.”
Taylor initially signed a three-year deal with the Bills, but it voided to two when he became the starter at hit playing time benchmarks. The other one Whaley was referring to was EJ Manuel, and it’s unlikely they’re thinking about using the fifth-year option on his rookie deal to lock him up past 2016.
So without extension talks for Taylor, the Bills can’t afford to cross any options off, though they remain hopeful Taylor can take another step.
“If I would’ve told you guys the Buffalo Bills would’ve had a quarterback in the Pro Bowl, what would you say?” Whaley said. “Exactly.”
What we’d say, mostly, is that the previous statement says more about the Pro Bowl than it does Tyrod Taylor. But given the options, the Bills are certainly glad he’s there at a reasonable rate next year.