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.