The Bills haven’t made any progress on a long-term contract for cornerback Stephon Gilmore, but they apparently have when it comes to an extension for quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
According to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, the possibility of a deal for Taylor before the start of the season is real.
A source said the team and Taylor’s reps were talking “relatively frequently,” as they pursue a contract.
What makes the efforts interesting is the short time Taylor has produced as a starter (14 games), and the hot seat all his bosses seem to be sitting on. With many thinking Bills coach Rex Ryan is out if they don’t make the playoffs, a long-term commitment to a skill player with a distinctly Ryan style is a bit of a risk.
But all Taylor has to point to is the sight-unseen $18 million-a-year deal Brock Osweiler got in Houston for half as many starts to justify a deal.
And it sounds like there’s at least a chance that gets done.