Sean McDermott not ready to get into Tyrod Taylor’s future

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The Bills have a decision to make about quarterback Tyrod Taylor‘s future with the team, but it’s not one they are talking about at the Senior Bowl.

Bills coach Sean McDermott met with reporters in Mobile on Tuesday and fielded questions about Taylor during the session. The answers will have to wait, though.

“I’m not gonna get into Tyrod’s future,” McDermott said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. “We’re still going through our evaluation and those decisions will come at some point down the road here.”

Taylor only has $1 million of his $10 million salary guaranteed for next season, but is due a $6 million roster bonus early in the new league year, so it won’t be too long until the Bills reach that point. Given their decision to bench Taylor for a game in the middle of the season and a change at offensive coordinator, there are plenty of signs that they’ll opt for a new direction once that time comes.

25 responses to “Sean McDermott not ready to get into Tyrod Taylor’s future

  1. Tyrod, you seem to be a great person and a hard worker. Unfortunately, that doesn’t change the obvious. You aren’t all that accurate, you miss wide open receivers, and you haven’t progressed in three years. If you’d take back up money I’d love for you to stay in buffalo. But watching you start is going to give you a stroke. The media and “experts” who watched the playoff game finally understand what the fans have been complaining about instead of looking at stats and saying the Bills are dumb for benching you. Thank you for everything. Good luck in the future.

  2. Don’t cut him loose unless you have someone better. For the last two decades the Bills have been masters of the “one step forward, two steps back” school of team management.

  3. How many other qb’s in this league can put up 3 points in a playoff game? better hold onto him until there is an upgrade available

  4. The Bills need to go in a new direction. They’re one high ankle sprain away from disaster if they choose to go with Tyrod. His accuracy is questionable, he hesitates to throw timing passes into tight coverages and his ability to read coverages is questionable. Most of the quarterbacks in the HOF are not scrambling, run for your life, improvise on the fly style players.

  5. hollymolley says:
    January 23, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    It looks like the American Veterans just got screwed by the NFL !!!
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    Why should they miss out?

  6. He’d be a great back up on most any roster. Taylor is not a starter in a passing league. Some better veterans will be available, before and after the draft. Use the two first round picks on a speedy WR and the best defensive player available.

  7. corkspop says:
    January 23, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    He’d be a great back up on most any roster. Taylor is not a starter in a passing league.
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    Then why would he be a great backup in a passing league?

  8. Taylor gives it all every Sunday, so no one can take that from him, but there are a few areas he hasn’t improved in that make you ponder the decision of keeping him or not a little longer. What he does give you: Confidence, leadership, elusiveness, great at protecting the ball, scrambling ability, accuracy on outside & deep throws… What he doesn’t give you: Accuracy inside the hash marks, vision over the middle of the field, willingness to take a shot downfield. Do the positives outweigh the negatives… absolutely, but when opponents can take away a quarter of the field by just being there it makes it hard to open up the playbook. If he were a few inches taller he’d be an amazing QB, but his height really does him in. If the Bills can’t find someone better through the draft or free agency then I’d say keep him, because with a strong defense he keeps you in the game and can win you enough to make the Playoffs or more. His ceiling has been hit, but you know what you are gonna get from him, so if you can work around it he can still give you that W.

  9. His numbers are better than bortles. Put tyrod in again the Patriots in that game and outcome different. You could build awesome defense and pay tyrod middle class qb money, but team will dump him trying to find a Brady, Brady came close to losing to bortles led team. Weird that some coaches think there is only one way to win.

  10. Hey tollisonsmith

    Tyrod already had 2 games against the Pats this season. Want to know how many pass TD’s Tyrod threw both games combined? Did he even run one in, his specialty?

    ZERO, NONE!!!

    How many passing TD’s did Tyrod score in the Wildcard game against Jax? Did he even run one in, his specialty?

    ZERO, NONE!!!

    While Jax D is awesome, they did allow 66 points last 2 games!

    Please don’t go there, Tyrod is a good teammate but a terrible passer, NOT starting material. Dennison the OC was bad, but come on, 0+0+0 = 0 last I checked. If he had any talent he would score at least something in those 3 games, passing, running, something?

  11. They are going to cut him or let him go like everybody else. Then McCoy will be next very soon. This coach is not that good and reminds me of Chip Kelly and will let all the talent go. I could see their LT Glenn being show the door soon also, and Dareus probably doesnt have much time left either. He will be fired in a couple years, after he completely dismantles and destroys the team. Chip Kelly 2.0

  12. 2 months ago the Bills fanboys loved Tyrod and blindly defended him.

    Now, not so much.

    Just lose baby.

  13. Taylor has got to go. There is no way he can take the Bills to a consistent winner. 11 games into the season and it is HIS first first quarter touchdown? 12 or 13 games in, his first touchdown on opening drive? Sorry, he is not starter.

  14. They are going to cut him or let him go like everybody else. Then McCoy will be next very soon. This coach is not that good and reminds me of Chip Kelly and will let all the talent go. I could see their LT Glenn being show the door soon also, and Dareus probably doesnt have much time left either. He will be fired in a couple years, after he completely dismantles and destroys the team. Chip Kelly 2.0

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    Obviously not a fan from Buffalo. Completely uninformed. Tyrod is not a starting QB in this league. Yea, his stats look good. But that’s because he won’t throw the ball. In the NFL when a receiver has a step or two on the defender, he’s open. But Taylor won’t throw the pass unless he’s wide open. And then it’s usually off the mark costing them yards after the catch. True, McCoy may be next to be traded, but I think that won’t happen unless they get a good return for him. Cordy Glenn was hurt most of the year and lost his starting job to a rookie. He is expendable. And you’re right. Dareus doesn’t have much time left, since he was traded at midseason and just played in the AFC Championship game. The comparison of McDermott and Chip Kelly is off the mark too. They aren’t even close. Stick to criticizing your own team.

  15. In the last three years, the Bills have been in the bottom two for pass attempts and bottom five for passing yardage. It would be hard to have a less effective passing game than what they have now. McDermott already knows that Taylor isn’t the answer, or else he never would have benched him for an unready, 5th-round rookie. Taylor had *five* games this year where he led the offense to *zero* touchdowns, and all five were against teams that made the playoffs. That’s not the kind of QB the Bills need if they’re ever going to become legitimate contenders.

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