Bills to “delve more into” Tyrod Taylor extension talks this week

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Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor played more than half the snaps on offense for the Bills in 2015, which meant that the third year of the three-year deal he signed with the team last offseason voided and left Taylor with one year at $1 million and incentives left on his deal with the team.

That may not be the case for much longer, however. Speaking from the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Thursday, Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said that he has reached out to Taylor’s agents about an extension that would keep Taylor in Buffalo beyond the 2016 season and that he expects to have further discussions about an agreement this week.

“This is a week where we’ll delve more into it,” Taylor said, via Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News. “We’ll see where it goes.”

Whaley said earlier this offseason that Taylor’s play in 2015 “warrants him a chance to earn a new contract,” which suggests there’s been a shift in thinking about Taylor’s extension because he hasn’t played any games for the Bills since early January. The biggest reason for such a shift would be a chance to buy lower on Taylor now than the team would be able to do if he progresses during his second year as a starter.

20 responses to “Bills to “delve more into” Tyrod Taylor extension talks this week

  1. they should offer him a couple hundred $ to get him through the week at most, anything more then that i say let him walk.

    yeah u had one nice year tyrod with your flashiness and athleiscim, but he lacks the inteligence and grit to be a elite qb in the national football league. cut him before u regret it bills

  2. He deserves mid to elite money. He’s a budding superstar. The “he’s not smart enough” crack was pure ignorance. He’s plenty smart enough.

  3. For me, you’ve gotta be decent for more than one year before I can look at a guy as worth a long term (big) contract. That goes for almost every single position. That said, I understand that if he plays well or progresses this year, Buffalo will be on the hook for much bigger money. So they’d be taking a bit of a gamble if they resign him now

  4. He’s a good, solid football player and I think he can develop into a leader. There is alot of value to that. The QB does not have to be the best player on the team – but if he is a natural leader (and I think Taylor is) that is extremely important.

  5. Being a fan of the Bills is hard enough without seeing repeat mistakes. Apparently they have forgotten the lesson learned the last time they gave a QB a new contract based on less than a full season.
    That was just a couple years ago with Fitzpatrick.
    The smarter move here is to have Taylor show improvement or regression in 2016. Then give him a new contract or dump him.
    Sure he may turn out playing well, and the Bills have to pay him more, but c’mon, it’s the QB. If you have a good QB then you pay him fairly. Never nickel and dime the QB.

  6. I have watched every Bills quarterback play since Jim Kelly retired. Tyrod is the guy we have been looking for all these years. I have no doubt in my mind he will take a leap forward in year 2.

  7. tallskiwallski8 says:
    Feb 25, 2016 8:17 PM
    I have watched every Bills quarterback play since Jim Kelly retired. Tyrod is the guy we have been looking for all these years. I have no doubt in my mind he will take a leap forward in year 2.

    Well, I have watched every Bills QB since Jack Kemp and Daryl Lamonica and all I can say is the Bills better not mess this up. Sign the guy!!

  8. Have the Bills learned from their mistake of driving a dump truck full of money up to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s front door after having one decent game?

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