A Sunday morning report that the Bills could fire coach Rex Ryan sooner rather than later included some discussion of people in the organization wanting to see rookie Cardale Jones get time at quarterback at the expense of Tyrod Taylor.
Ryan didn’t commit to starting Taylor against the Browns next Sunday, saying “we’ll see” when asked about the possibility of making a change at the position. Taylor didn’t have much to say beyond it being “coach’s decision” when asked about the lack of commitment and whether he felt he should remain the starter after a game that saw the Bills do almost nothing offensively until they were down 17 points in the second half.
“Left some plays out there,” Taylor said. “Definitely didn’t play my best. I let the team down a couple plays, but gotta move forward. I was about to put some points up in the fourth quarter, but it was just too late.”
Complicating any decision about Taylor is the contract option that the Bills have to decide on by March. Picking it up guarantees Taylor around $27.5 million right away and locks him in as the team’s starter, which isn’t really a call they can make until they know what kind of changes will be made to the coaching staff and/or front office after another flameout in Buffalo.