The Sunday splash report that the Bills may fire coach Rex Ryan included a claim that the Bills may bench quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
After the loss to the Steelers, Ryan was asked whether Taylor will be the starting quarterback moving forward.
“We’ll see,” Ryan said.
In fairness to Ryan, it’s possible that he was still a little shell-shocked about the existence of reports that he could be fired as soon as Monday.
“I don’t have any idea, guys,” Ryan said when asked to elaborate on his answer. “I mean I just got through putting everything into a game where we just got beat and we’ll put in everything we have moving forward. But to answer questions about anything else, about rumors or anything else, I think is ridiculous.”
What’s arguably even more ridiculous is the fact that the Bills will owe Taylor more than $30 million in guaranteed money if he’s on the roster in early March. So they’ll need to decide quickly whether to keep him or to cut him loose.
If they cut him, don’t be shocked if the Broncos make a run at him. As Vic Lombardi of Altitude Sports Network said a year ago on PFT Live, the Broncos wanted to sign Taylor in 2015, given his knowledge of Kubiak’s offense from their time together in Baltimore.