Bills announce Tyrod Taylor contract extension

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On the heels of a report that the Bills and quarterback Tyrod Taylor had “hammered out” an agreement on a new contract came confirmation that the deal is done.

The Bills announced on Friday afternoon that Taylor has signed his extension with the team. There are no details about the length or terms of the deal from the Bills, who spent much of the offseason talking about their desire to sign Taylor beyond the 2016 season before finally striking a deal.

The biggest stumbling block to the agreement appeared to be Taylor’s limited track record as a starting quarterback. While he became the first Bills quarterback to go to the Pro Bowl since 2002 while completing 242-of-380 passes for 3,035 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions last season, his 14 starts in 2015 represent all the starts he’s ever made in the NFL.

In addition to his report about the deal being done, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reported that it wasn’t a “bridge deal” that would pay Taylor more for a couple of years before free agency would loom again. Per Graham, it could be for as many as six seasons with team options and worth $90 million with more available in incentives.

More details should come quickly enough, but the key for now is that the Bills have their quarterback of the present and future in Taylor.

51 responses to “Bills announce Tyrod Taylor contract extension

  1. Great news another 19yrs of not making the play offs! Worst franchise in football with the worst coach!! RaiderNation is on the rise!!!

  2. He will never be as great Derek Carr!! Only Marino threw more touchdown passes in their first 2yrs

  3. Well, it’s a risk, but the league keeps getting more and more QB driven. It averages to $15M/year, and there are likely team options involved.

    Considering what Osweiler got, that sounds like shrewd contract work.

  4. Congrats Bills fans, you now have the worst rated QB on third downs for next few years….enjoy.

    Although, looking back on it, I guess 8-8 has been much better than the 5-6 win seasons you’ve have for the past decade. Got to look at the bright side.

  5. There are no details about the length or terms of the deal from the Bills, who spent much of the offseason talking about their desire to sign Taylor beyond the 2016 season before finally striking a deal.

    Terms of the deal are irrelevant, we all know the team overpaid for backup talent at best. Oh well.

  6. raidernation210 says:
    Aug 12, 2016 1:43 PM

    He will never be as great Derek Carr!! Only Marino threw more touchdown passes in their first 2yrs
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    Well, when you are down by 50 points like the Raiders are all the time, someone has to keep throwing. I’m not impressed.

  7. As a Raiders fan, I was rooting for Tyrod and hope his career wouldn’t be cut short by favortism. Congrats man. Time to reinvent yourself and go elite.

  8. TT played well and had a nice season and I’m glad he’s getting paid. Now we can all sit back and watch how his play slowly degenerates under the RR regime, as has happened to all of RR’s prior QB’s.

  9. Last year was a hiccup and if the Bills organization is stupid enough to pay this guy $90 million + for 5 years + then i feel bad for their fans.

    There was a finite amount of game film on Tyrod last year which is why he “exploded” onto the scene.

    That won’t happen again this year… Bills go 8-8 this season and Tyrod throws 15 TDs and 15 picks.

  10. Their due diligence missed that that picture shows his arm in its normal resting position. That was taken during a press interview.

  11. Tyrod Taylor has been a Bills success story for certain. But how much credit do you give a franchise that had to whiff on a top 10 pick to get there?

  12. It’s funny that an obvious troll, raidernation210, can still trigger some people lol. I thought people actually understood that this day and age, but I guess I’m wrong. Don’t know how this turned into a Taylor vs Carr thread, but I’d take Carr if either. Not a fan of either team btw.

    Anyway, good for Taylor..and the Bills for that matter. Seems like they haven’t had good QB play in awhile and it looks like Taylor might be that guy. All this talk in the offseason that Taylor isn’t their QB of the future, but this contract extension definitely squashes that.

  13. raidernation210 says:
    Aug 12, 2016 1:40 PM
    Great news another 19yrs of not making the play offs! Worst franchise in football with the worst coach!! RaiderNation is on the rise!!!

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    You that the Bills bailed the Raiders out? If it wasn’t for the Buffalo Bills the raiders would be a distant thing of the past. Enjoy your last season in Oakland!

  14. Its the 23rd rated contract for Quarterbacks. I’d say its a decent deal for both sides. Even if the guy fizzles the contract is “team friendly” and the extra years are optional.

    Just below what Dalton makes, just about Fitzpatrick. Its pretty logical.

    Also for the Top Ten pick miss comment. A. Manuel was picked 16th. B. What team hasnt missed on high draft picks?

  15. Personally, I would have gone for the 1-2 year bandaid deal to get a better look at him before locking him up long term, but if it really is 6 years 90 million, that’s not a bad deal at all. $15 million a year is cheap for a starting QB, and I’m going to guess that they structured the contract so that they have an out after 2-3 years if necessary.

  16. As skeptical as I was last year, he wasn’t the problem. If that defense even plays average, they’re the #1 wildcard team in the playoffs. Half the battle in Buffalo is getting someone who wants to be there, and he apparently does.

  17. bills9951 says:
    Aug 12, 2016 2:27 PM
    13-3, have fun looking up this year Patsie’s

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    By Thanksgiving you will be calling for Rex’s firing….

  18. Broncos fan here…I like this kid. Even though I am a Broncos fan last season I found myself watching quite a few Bills games simply because T-Mobile is fun to watch!

  19. aidernation210 says:
    Aug 12, 2016 1:40 PM

    Great news another 19yrs of not making the play offs! Worst franchise in football with the worst coach!! RaiderNation is on the rise!!!
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    dude, you do know the Bills have a decidedly better record than the Raiders the last 13 years?? Think before you hit SEND.

  20. Tyrod Taylor has been a Bills success story for certain. But how much credit do you give a franchise that had to whiff on a top 10 pick to get there?

    Thats the same reason nobody gives NE any credit for drafting Brady. It was pure luck. Had they thought he would be good, they would have taken him sooner.

    Adrian Klemm Hawaii
    3.14 RB J.R. Redmond Arizona State
    4.33 OL Greg Robinson-Randall Michigan State
    5.12 TE Dave Stachelski Boise State
    5.32 DL Jeff Marriott Missouri
    6.21 DB Antwan Harris Virginia
    6.33 QB Tom Brady

    That is quite a bit of whiffing to find an all time great…
    so there you have it. BB and NE deserve no credit for taking him. He deserves all of the credit for making them look smart.

  21. I think that the jury is still out on Taylor but he seems to have potential so it was probably not a bad idea to lock him up because even decent QBs are at a premium these days. He’s certainly infinitely better than any QB on the Denver Broncos’ roster.

  22. Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if the Ravens would have won that super bowl, said thank you and see you later to Flacco and went on with Tyrod… with a lot more money to work with….

    Maybe good. Maybe bad. I will never know so LETS GO JOE!!!

  23. I like Tyrod, and I think this is a good deal for both sides. This may become a strategy in the future, don’t necessarily try to find a “franchise QB” that you end up tying 1/4 of your salary cap up with, instead find a guy who is effective but maybe unspectacular and build a great team around him.

  24. “Being a mediocre QB really has its advantages”
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    Heck, just being a quarterback has it’s advantages

  25. Kind of says a lot that when you check the message boards for the other 3 teams in the AFCE they all are just as, if not more happy then the buffalo fans about this signing.

  26. whoareyoutoquestionme says:
    Aug 12, 2016 2:47 PM
    aidernation210 says:
    Aug 12, 2016 1:40 PM

    Great news another 19yrs of not making the play offs! Worst franchise in football with the worst coach!! RaiderNation is on the rise!!!
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    dude, you do know the Bills have a decidedly better record than the Raiders the last 13 years?? Think before you hit SEND.

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    dude, you do know the Bills have no Super Bowls, haven’t been to the play offs in 19 seasons and their last Super Bowl appearance was 1993. THINK BEFORE YOU HIT SEND!!

  27. Bills fan talking smack about other franchises is like bringing a knife to a gun fight hahahaha!

  28. onebuffalove716 says:
    Aug 12, 2016 3:04 PM
    Tyrod Taylor has been a Bills success story for certain. But how much credit do you give a franchise that had to whiff on a top 10 pick to get there?

    Thats the same reason nobody gives NE any credit for drafting Brady. It was pure luck. Had they thought he would be good, they would have taken him sooner.

    Adrian Klemm Hawaii
    3.14 RB J.R. Redmond Arizona State
    4.33 OL Greg Robinson-Randall Michigan State
    5.12 TE Dave Stachelski Boise State
    5.32 DL Jeff Marriott Missouri
    6.21 DB Antwan Harris Virginia
    6.33 QB Tom Brady

    That is quite a bit of whiffing to find an all time great…
    so there you have it. BB and NE deserve no credit for taking him. He deserves all of the credit for making them look smart.

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    Not to interrupt this completely irrelevant argument, but if Taylor out played his franchise’s all time leading passer like Brady did that would be one thing. Taylor was a really great find, but they found him because they needed a bandaid for their 16th overall pick (who is still on the roster) crapping out… not because he was a high upside 6th rounder who just happened to be way better than the best quarterback in the history of the franchise.

    I understand if Wikipedia didn’t put it in context for you.

  29. rogerWWEgoodell says:
    Aug 12, 2016 6:08 PM
    Kind of says a lot that when you check the message boards for the other 3 teams in the AFCE they all are just as, if not more happy then the buffalo fans about this signing.
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    Whose happy besides NE? The Fins who Tyrod smoked 2x last year? How about the Jets who Tyrod went 2-0 against and knocked them out of playoff contention with a practice squad roster the final game. Yeah, I’m sure they’re laughing real hard.. Lol…

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