Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is scheduled to make just $3 million this season, a bargain for a starting quarterback in today’s NFL. Unsurprisingly, his agent thinks the Bills ought to give him a raise.
Agent Adisa Bakari is reminding the Bills that Taylor will be a free agent in a year, and if the Bills don’t give him a raise now, maybe someone else will give him more money a year from now.
“It’s the Bills’ prerogative to do what they want to do as it relates to Tyrod Taylor or any other Bills player,” Bakari told the Buffalo News. “Fortunately, there are 31 other teams that have watched and will be watching Tyrod. And the fact of the matter is what Tyrod was able to do as a first-time starter in 2015 was give the Bills the best quarterback play they’ve had since Jim Kelly. If that isn’t enough to warrant an extension, I don’t know what will be.”
Taylor has already proven that he’s a capable starting quarterback, something a lot of people didn’t believe when the Bills signed him last year. But the Bills seem to want Taylor to prove he can lead them to the playoffs before they’re willing to pay him the way an NFL starter usually gets paid.
If Taylor has a big year in 2016, he can ensure that the Bills — or some other team — pay him a lot in 2017.