Tyrod Taylor to be evaluated for groin/hernia surgery

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The Bills may have a hard time avoiding $27.5 million in guaranteed money to a quarterback to whom their next coach may not want to pay a penny.

Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, who reported earlier in the day that Taylor has been playing through a “severe” groin injury, now reports that Taylor will travel to Philadelphia in the near future for an assessment of whether he needs groin/hernia surgery.

Taylor presumably will be seeing Dr. William Meyers, the Dr. James Andrews of groin and hernia issues of NFL players. Typically, players who are sufficiently injured to make the trip to see Dr. Meyers end up having surgery.

If that happens to Taylor, the clock will begin to tick on whether he can pass a physical before the fourth day of the 2017 league year. If he can’t, the Bills will be paying Taylor a whole lot money, regardless of whether they ever put him on the field again.

41 responses to “Tyrod Taylor to be evaluated for groin/hernia surgery

  1. Taylor made a “business decision” to have an injury which requires surgery. He’s not going to recover before next summer.

  2. .
    Tom Brady’s 2017 salary – 1 million

    Tyrod Taylor’s 2017 salary – 30.5 million

    I’m relatively certain that the starting eleven on the Patriots defense makes less than 30 million collectively.
    .

  3. What a freaking clown show that follows the Ryan buffoons, wherever they go, jets, bills, etc. So now it appears almost certain the bills have to pay a failure QB, 30 million to Not play….Bring on the clown cars

  4. If he doesn’t pass the physical, take your medicine and pay the man. Not a stellar year for him, but he’s got more upside that a broken/fragile Romo, or that crybaby Cutler. That offense scored points and with Watkins healthy, could be even better.

    The money owed to him is the doing if the people that are STILL THERE… not the guy who just left.

  5. $30 Million for Taylor, $15 Million remaining on Ryan’s contract…WOW, they’re spending money like Billionaires! Oh wait!
    The Pegulas better wake up and see that the common denominators in the clown show, are the same clowns that have been there all along. You got rid of 1 (and his brother).
    There are still a couple clowns in the car!
    Wacky Whaley and his sidekick, Bonzo Brandon.

  6. Someone’s point about Brady is pure BS. His base is $1 million, but he was paid all upfront in a signing bonus prorated to $13 million per year with a cap hit of $14 million. He’s still the biggest bargain in sports and his endorsements dwarf his salary.

    As for Taylor, good for him that he’ll get paid. Hard to believe that, being a mobile quarterback who gets hit a lot, the team would give him such a big injury guarantee. Good for him I guess as it probably buys him another year in Buffalo.

  7. I still dont understand what about the Bills roster suggests theyre better than 7 or 8 wins, especially considering some of their injury issues. Only team that has been run more poorly over the laat 20 years is the Browns, must be lead in the Great Lakes

  8. “What a freaking clown show that follows the Ryan buffoons, wherever they go, jets, bills, etc. So now it appears almost certain the bills have to pay a failure QB, 30 million to Not play….Bring on the clown cars”

    He’s not a failure. Tons of upside. The Bills GM brought this all upon himself.

  9. Surgeons don’t make money but not recommending surgery. Jus’ sayin’

    Sounds like the Bills could end up screwed on this one.

    Also wondering how many times Taylor has showed up on the injury report the last few weeks with a groin injury listed. Any Bills fans know the answer to that?

  10. “Tom Brady’s 2017 salary – 1 million

    Tyrod Taylor’s 2017 salary – 30.5 million”

    To be fair that doesn’t include signing bonuses Brady got when restructuring his contract the last couple times. Especially the one that occurred this season so Goodell couldn’t take much out of his pocket for the first 4 games.

  11. Derek Carr is making $1 million this year all in, that’s called drafting.

    The Bills are a circus with no ringleader.

  12. As a Jets fan – I love it. Rex’s departing gift – hamstring his former employer, just like he was damaging to the Jets.

  13. Hernia surgery done by a hernia specialist is a 3-6 week recovery time. I had it done and was back to work in a week and a half with no issues or pain remaining in under a month and I’m not a professional athlete in peak physical condition.

  14. pastabelly says:
    Dec 29, 2016 4:02 PM
    Someone’s point about Brady is pure BS. His base is $1 million, but he was paid all upfront in a signing bonus prorated to $13 million per year with a cap hit of $14 million. He’s still the biggest bargain in sports and his endorsements dwarf his salary.
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    So you’re saying a NE fan lied about Brady’s “real” salary? Why would a NE fan do that?

    Still, I don’t get why Brady would annually give NE money he could easily earn elsewhere. It’s not as if NE is paying high dollars to other players. So what’s the advantage of paying low dollars? Okay, Kraft pockets the extra. Advantage Kraft.

  15. And they say Cleveland is a dysfunctional organization. Nfl has been thinking of putting a team in a foreign country for a while now. How about moving the bills to Toronto and be done with it. Canada is a foreign nation. Got teams in the mlb,nhl, and nba. It’s perfect! And allow us who live in upstate ny too go on with our f****n lives. Without the humiliation of being associated with the bills! With that said, i hope you stick it to them tyrod!

  16. Inguinal Hernia surgery takes 6-8 weeks to heal enough to where you are back to your usual routine. Throw an extra 2-3 weeks on there for safe measure. So 8-10 weeks should be more than enough time for Taylor to pass his physical… especially when he is seeing the best hernia surgeon in the nation.

  17. I’d say that’s accurate for us civilian types. I had inguinal hernia surgery and that timeline sounds about right. That being said, I didn’t have 250-lb men who run a 4.6 40-yard dash trying to break me into pieces, either. I suspect the recovery time to be ready for that is a little longer.

  18. The league year begins 3/09/17 ~ that’s 10 weeks away. Sports hernia recovery is 6 weeks… get it scheduled and done. He can’t stretch this into a 10 week injury, sorry Tyrod, you’re going to get paid only what you’re worth.

  19. This will become known as the “Kaepernick Sleaze”, since it was first employed by Squidward last season to scam the 49ers for his injury clause money. End result will be NO injury guarantees for anyone. Good work boys, your legacy in the league will be to make things worse for your fellow players.

  20. mikebel11 says:
    Dec 29, 2016 5:56 PM
    Hernia surgery done by a hernia specialist is a 3-6 week recovery time. I had it done and was back to work in a week and a half with no issues or pain remaining in under a month and I’m not a professional athlete in peak physical condition.
    ——-
    The ole “I had that done and was back to work in no time’ speech. Your timetable may be correct, and you may have gotten back to work in no time, nor are you an NFL athlete. So far so good. However, the ‘work’ you are getting back to is a bit different than tyrod’s I’m guessing

  21. mikebel11 says:
    Dec 29, 2016 5:56 PM
    Hernia surgery done by a hernia specialist is a 3-6 week recovery time. I had it done and was back to work in a week and a half with no issues or pain remaining in under a month and I’m not a professional athlete in peak physical condition.
    ——-
    The ole “I had that done and was back to work in no time’ speech. Your timetable may be correct, and you may have gotten back to work in no time, nor are you an NFL athlete. So far so good. However, the ‘work’ you are getting back to is a bit different than tyrod’s I’m guessing

    ———-

    Bare in mind that Tyrod just has to pass a physical by March 9th. He doesn’t have to play a game. The hospital I went to was Shouldice Clinic in Toronto. They’re the leaders in hernia surgery and do pretty much all the surgeries for NHL players. The players come in in June once the season ends and are full go for training camp in late August. If this guy is the Dr. James Andrews of hernia surgery, I don’t see why Tyrod couldnt pass a physical 9 weeks away.

  22. I see why he couldn’t…. if he chose to go that route.

    Hey, he has an employment contract that pays him approx 30 million dollars next year. That contract says he get it all if he gets hurt playing THIS year such that he can’t pass an NFL physical in March.

    His guts are trying to blow out of his abdominal wall. Maybe they HAVE. Maybe it’s compounded by some other damage to the musculature. Who knows. It’s not a small thing. It needs to be fixed right and rehabbed right. It might be that the proper fix requires waiting until the inflammation goes down. There might be a groin sprain that detached muscle from bone a bit. Who knows.

    30+ million says it’s “bad enough”…………

  23. Tyrod Taylor is a good quarterback. He’s not great. But he is a solid starting qb. The Bills are idiots. Look at his stats:

    2015- 14 games
    63.7% completion
    3,037 yards
    7.99 ypa
    20 tds and 6 ints
    Rushing
    568 yards
    4 touchdowns
    5.5 ypc

    2016-15 games
    61.7%
    3,023 yards
    6.93 ypa
    17 tds and 6 ints
    Rushing
    580 yards
    6.1 ypc
    6 touchdowns.

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