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Tyrod Taylor gets $7 million signing bonus in restructured deal

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The restructured contract for Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor includes a $7 million signing bonus, Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reported.

The team announced the restructure for Taylor on Wednesday, three days ahead of the original deadline to pick up Taylor’s 2017 option or let him test free agency. The restructure lowers Taylor’s cap number, per the report, to just under $10 million in the 2017 season. It had been around $16 million.

Taylor signed a five-year contract before last season. That contract included the aforementioned option which would have guaranteed $30.75 million of what was remaining on the contract. It’s clear that the Bills’ new coaching staff wanted to keep Taylor but needed to do so at a more manageable cap number.

“We’ve looked, really, at every option and explored every opportunity, at this time, available to us and we just feel like this was the best move for the Bills at this time,” new Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters.

The new deal still covers five years but the guaranteed money is in 2017-18.

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15 Responses to “Tyrod Taylor gets $7 million signing bonus in restructured deal”
  1. thetooloftools says: Mar 8, 2017 8:34 PM

    And the beat goes on. The Bills and T-Rod did the right thing.

  2. noose18 says: Mar 8, 2017 8:49 PM

    Good decision, bills could do much worse than Tyrod.

  3. handsofsteelheartofstone says: Mar 8, 2017 8:50 PM

    you see, this is what is wrong with this country, this world for that matter…this guy makes millions per year and school teachers struggle to get decent healthcare. get your priorities in line people.

  4. dejadoh says: Mar 8, 2017 9:14 PM

    This is precisely why the Bills suck. Taylor is a below average talent on a below average team. And Bill fans are cheering this? He will take you to the promise land of 6-10.

  5. nnagi says: Mar 8, 2017 9:25 PM

    I’m glad I’m not a Bills fan, because Taylor is not a very good QB and they aren’t getting to the playoffs with him leading the way

  6. ctiggs says: Mar 8, 2017 9:30 PM

    More importantly how many thousands of people are paying hundreds of dollars to bring their families pay for parking eating and drinking…. to see a teacher. Teach kids …… I’ll wait

  7. tonebones says: Mar 8, 2017 9:42 PM

    Teams like the Bills and the Chiefs are happy just to show up on Sunday. The owners don’t really give a hoot about winning, so they stay with the same lame QBs. Oh well, I guess the Patriots will just have to add on to their trophy case. They’re really not competing with that many teams. Tyrod Taylor? Lol.

  8. rabidbillsfan says: Mar 8, 2017 9:55 PM

    Where’s the Whaley Hate Train? Or was that the one blown off the tracks today in Batavia? Yeah, thought so. I woulda hopped on had they kept him on that insane contract. An extra $6mil in cap space gives them extra leverage to fill the holes in the secondary.

  9. npadln says: Mar 8, 2017 9:58 PM

    More .500 football… Mediocrity; alive and well in Buffalo. Better to be bad than mediocre; neither here nor there, bad or good, no one wants to play for you and anyone who does knows better than to have high expectations; don’t get too hungry… And ticket prices? That’s another story. But it’s Buffalo; it fits.

  10. somehomer says: Mar 8, 2017 10:08 PM

    If my HS math teacher ran a 4.4 40 he to could have 7 Mil , seems fair to me.

  11. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 8, 2017 10:12 PM

    He’s a good back up at best. Bills are repeating their mistakes.

  12. idontknowanythingaboutthat says: Mar 8, 2017 10:23 PM

    Smart move by both sides. My opinion is that Tyrod can be a decent quarterback and the Bills are not breaking the bank for a serviceable QB. Overall, great move by the Bills.

  13. mrcogburn says: Mar 9, 2017 7:40 AM

    “We’ve looked, really, at every option and explored every opportunity, at this time, available to us and we just feel like this was the best move for the Bills at this time,” new Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters.

    Not exactly a ringing endorsement. Sounds more like, “We had no other choice.”

    But dude got paid, so maybe he doesn’t care that his HC has his doubts.

  14. dbonedigdb4584 says: Mar 9, 2017 8:31 PM

    Let them pay what they wish. I just watch the game. I could care less what they make. For the most part, players earn a Million a year. It isn’t bad for someone who plays six years then, spends the rest of their lives licking their wounds. Most NFL players never live to cash-in their Social Security. With is why many foreigners come to America. They can get a paycheck declaring citizenship. Thank-You! NFL.

  15. onebuffalove716 says: Mar 10, 2017 12:25 AM

    Great move because it still leaves the option to draft a guy this year or next. He’s the best guy on the market save for Romo.

    Hmm tyrod or glennon? Easy choice and if he gets better great, if. If not he is a very good bridge guy.

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