Tyrod Taylor’s incentives hinge on significant team successes

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The new contract given by the Bills to quarterback Tyrod Taylor, with a reported value of $30.5 million over two years, can be worth up to $34.5 million. If it happens, it won’t directly arise from things Taylor specifically does on the field. But his performance will definitely have at least an indirect impact on the achievement of an extra $2 million each year.

Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Taylor makes another $500,000 if the Bills make it to the divisional round of the playoffs in 2017. The total moves to $1 million with a berth in the AFC title game. The full $2 million becomes earned if the Bills make it to the Super Bowl. The same package of incentives applies to 2018.

In the unlikely event that Taylor reaches the full $4 million, he’ll necessarily unlock millions more via his next contract, since it will mean he’s hitting the market after taking the team to the Super Bowl in two straight years.

Which means that, one way or the other, he wouldn’t be hitting the market at all. If he even gets the Bills to the postseason once in the next two years, Taylor will be going nowhere — especially since they haven’t been to the playoffs at all since 1999.

20 responses to “Tyrod Taylor’s incentives hinge on significant team successes

  1. The Super Bowl one is so unlikely he’d be better off if they used a prize wheel to determine the bonus by chance. Surprised there isn’t a billion dollar bonus if he can just manage to win both offensive and defensive player of the year next season.

  2. No way he’s earning those incentives.

    If Mike Glennon is getting 14.5MM/year then Tyrod Taylor should be getting a fair amount more that that.

    On the other hand, he isn’t that good a QB and should be glad he’s getting paid, even if in theory he could get more.

  3. I think every contract should be based on the success of the team. I even think TV revenue sharing should be based on wins. Maybe even the performance based bonuses could be paid from the TV revenue. A lot of owners are making tons of money, even though some aren’t necessarily trying very hard to put a good product on the field. Some of that is ok, but the winning teams should make more. They’re the ones that are driving most of the TV revenue anyway.

  4. The Bills are very lucky they have the Jets in their division so their dysfunction and incompetence can be compared in relative terms to the aforementioned Jets.

    No playoff appearances since Bill Clinton AND you have two other craptastic franchises in your division…..when will the Bills relocate?

  5. footballisnotthatimportant says:
    Mar 19, 2017 11:16 AM
    The Bills are very lucky they have the Jets in their division so their dysfunction and incompetence can be compared in relative terms to the aforementioned Jets.

    No playoff appearances since Bill Clinton AND you have two other craptastic franchises in your division…..when will the Bills relocate?
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    When will the Bills relocate? How about never. When are you going to get a brain in your head.

  6. Some teams find that it’s easier to have low expectations. There’s less pressure that way. Buffalo just cemented 2 more years of 7-9 or 8-8.

  7. tonebones says:
    Mar 19, 2017 11:15 AM
    A lot of owners are making tons of money, even though some aren’t necessarily trying very hard to put a good product on the field. Some of that is ok, but the winning teams should make more. They’re the ones that are driving most of the TV revenue anyway.
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    Good luck with that. I can just see the Kroenke, Brown, Haslam, McCaskey types going all in on that, lol.

  8. footballisnotthatimportant says:
    Mar 19, 2017 11:16 AM
    The Bills are very lucky they have the Jets in their division so their dysfunction and incompetence can be compared in relative terms to the aforementioned Jets.

    No playoff appearances since Bill Clinton AND you have two other craptastic franchises in your division…..when will the Bills relocate?

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    Uh… no. And the Bills ain’t moving soon – not that relocating would help.

    Part of the problem is having the Patriots in the same division. While I hate them with the fire of a thousand stars; I do acknowledge the fact that the combination of Tom Brady and Bill Belicheck has been the kryptonite of opposing teams in the NFL in general, and been absolutely devastating to the Bills specifically. (And before people go “the AFC East is weak” – overall the rest AFCE has statistically done BETTER than the rest of the NFL at stopping the NE Patriots. Not by much – but its true.)

    Also, the Bills have been ‘about average’ for many of those 17 years. The problem is – in most divisions ‘about average’ plus a lucky break or two can sneak you into the playoffs. With NE consistently handing the Bills two defeats a season AND running away with the division title – the window to sneak into the playoffs is *much* narrower. It requires ‘significantly better than average’ or ‘more than a few lucky breaks’, and the Bills haven’t been able to put that together yet.

    Which then turns into coaching staff changes, which leads to scheme changes and different offensive and defensive philosophies (we’ve gone from 3-4 to 4-3 so many times in the past 15 years its terrifying). All of which seem to require different personnel, and yet another defensive rebuild. Which in turn affects team cohesiveness…

    It’s not an excuse – just a cold hard look at the ramifications of being in the same division as one of the better football dynasties in NFL history (*barf*)…

    One of these days though…

  9. mogogo1 says:
    The Super Bowl one is so unlikely he’d be better off if they used a prize wheel to determine the bonus by chance.
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    I laughed.
    I doubt many Bills fans did, primarily because as much as they’d like to believe otherwise, deep down they’ve admitted to themselves that it’s painfully true.
    I’m not trolling you, Bills fans. I earnestly believe you deserve better than what you’ve been given by the current ownership.
    Good luck to you.

  10. You can dress up a dog turd in a NFL QB uniform but that won’t make it a QB of any merit.

    This jerk is worthless as are almost all of his ilk of fake QB’s who are low-IQ, running backs who think they can throw.

  11. maust1013 says:
    Mar 19, 2017 12:02 PM Good luck with that. I can just see the Kroenke, Brown, Haslam, McCaskey types going all in on that, lol.
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    How could you leave out the York’s?

  12. billswillnevermove says:
    Mar 19, 2017 11:31 AM

    footballisnotthatimportant says:
    Mar 19, 2017 11:16 AM
    The Bills are very lucky they have the Jets in their division so their dysfunction and incompetence can be compared in relative terms to the aforementioned Jets.

    No playoff appearances since Bill Clinton AND you have two other craptastic franchises in your division…..when will the Bills relocate?
    ________________________________________
    When will the Bills relocate? How about never. When are you going to get a brain in your head.

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    For once you’re right: Of course the jills aren’t going anywhere. No city wants to be associated with the biggest losers in the history of the NFL. 0 – 4 in Superbowls, longest playoff drought in the NFL, yeah, cities will be building stadiums for that pile of trash. NOT.

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