Sean McDermott on Tyrod Taylor: Let’s not get ahead of ourselves

AP

Sean McDermott held his first press conference as the head coach of the Bills on Friday and it wasn’t long before he was fielding questions about quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

Taylor’s future is one of the biggest offseason questions for the Bills to answer as they have an option that would pay him over $30 million in guaranteed money if exercised and run the risk of losing him if they don’t exercise it or work out another contract. McDermott called Taylor a “fine young man” and has some idea of his game from facing him in the preseason, but that’s it’s way too early in his tenure for a discussion of the plans at quarterback.

“When you look at quarterback play in this league, it’s critical,” McDermott said, via the Buffalo News. “Really at this point, whether it’s Tyrod’s situation or any other position, let’s not get ahead of ourselves right now in terms of those positions.”

Among the things McDermott will do before the team makes any public call on Taylor is hire an offensive coordinator and that choice will likely have some bearing on the direction the team takes at quarterback.

20 responses to “Sean McDermott on Tyrod Taylor: Let’s not get ahead of ourselves

  1. “Let me see if anyone has talked to the GM in the last few weeks about that and I’ll get back to you.”

  2. I’m for turning this over to Cardale Jones or trying to trade for Phillip Rivers. You need to pass in this league. All we have is a running game.

  3. Why don’t any of these articles discuss trading him? If you were a team that believes in him he has a reasonable contract of $32m for two years, but if you aren’t sure about hm it’s bad because $27m of it is paid this year.
    Seems ripe for a trade!

  4. Are any pats fans familiar with employment? The way they troll these message boards makes me think mom and dad are putting them through life. It’s sad really.

  5. Tyrod is the only option right now. EJ and Cardale Jones both stink. There’s no one worthy in free agency and no one worth picking in the draft. Just restructure Taylor’s contract and get him back out there because, while he’s not elite, he’s good enough to win.

  6. If they move on from Tyrod it’s going to be a huge mistake. Cardale is a huge project, EJ isn’t much more than maybe a back up for some teams, and Tyrod is probably a top 18-20 QB. He’s only played 2 years and is improving. I would develop him and see where it goes.

    I bet the 49ers, Bears, Texans, and maybe even Denver all end up fighting for his services. The bills will end up with best case scenario one of Romo, M Sanchez, Fitzpatrick, Cutler, Osweiler. I like Tyrod better than anyone on that list.

  7. Cut him.

    Get a veteran retread like Case Keenum, and go 6-10, which is the Bills norm. Stay mediocre forever.

  8. therealtrenches says:
    Jan 13, 2017 6:25 PM
    McDermott is so overmatched that his suit has more leadership qualities.
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    And I bet you are so over matched that you can’t even afford a suit.

  9. snowdood163 says:
    Jan 13, 2017 6:17 PM

    Are any pats fans familiar with employment? The way they troll these message boards makes me think mom and dad are putting them through life. It’s sad really.
    ————————————————————-
    I own my own business, so I can post any time I feel like it and I never have to answer to anyone. I’d recommend you follow my path, but based on reading a few of your posts, I don’t think you have what it takes. Sorry.

  10. I like Tyrod. However, this is a passing league. Here are the better passing QBs:

    Brady, Big Ben, Luck, Carr, Brees, Tannehill, Flacco, Dalton,Marriota, Rivers, Smith, Manning, Wentz, Prescott, Cousins, Wilson, Palmer, Newton, Ryan, Rogers, Bradford, Stafford, Romo…

    I’m not saying we release Taylor. However, he is not a Top 10 QB. We need to keep drafting or trading until we find one…

  11. billswillnevermove says:
    Jan 13, 2017 7:19 PM
    therealtrenches says:
    Jan 13, 2017 6:25 PM
    McDermott is so overmatched that his suit has more leadership qualities.
    ________________________________________
    And I bet you are so over matched that you can’t even afford a suit.

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    Sorry I hurt your feelings, Bills fans. I like your franchise a lot. But Sean McDermott is not the answer and I feel badly for you.

    As for the suits, well, there’s a closet full of them and my tailor is rich, as the French say.

  12. joetoronto says:
    Jan 14, 2017 9:35 AM
    London Bills 2020
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    Hopefully you go to London, because Toronto sucks, better football in London than Toronto!! Fact.

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