according to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports that Taylor is “unwilling” to restructure his contract to stay with the Bills in a way that would reduce his pay.
The appeal of that option to the Bills is pretty obvious, but it takes two to tango and it doesn’t appear to have the same appeal to Taylor.
They won’t have a chance to make a bid if the Bills exercise their option on Taylor’s contract, which looks like it might be their only way to keep Taylor at the helm of their offense.
One team Carucci mentions as a potential bidder is the Browns, who just hired former Bills quarterbacks coach David Lee to fill the same role on their staff.
Posted by Josh Alper on February 10, 2017, 8:29 AM ESTWhen discussing the future of quarterback Tyrod Taylor in Buffalo, one of the options mentioned is a restructured contract that would keep Taylor on the Bills while letting them avoid the $30 million-plus in guaranteed money called for under his current deal.
as mentioned in According to the Buffalo News, Taylor has no interest in restructuring his contract and would be “unwilling” to reduce his pay if the Bills asked.
The money comes in the form of a $15.5 million option bonus and a $12 million base salary.
Since a pay cut isn’t an option, the Bills basically have three choices: cut Taylor; pick up the option and keep him; pick up the option and trade him.
Also, by picking up the option bonus, a total of $3.25 million of Taylor’s 2018 salary would then become guaranteed.
Basically, this means that the Bills now have roughly four weeks to decide if Taylor is their quarterback of the future.
as mentioned in His efforts forced the Buffalo Bills hand to reward the inexperience Taylor with a five-year, $90 million dollar contract prior to the 2016 season.
The contract expressed a ton of confidence in Taylor, in which Buffalo supposedly thought they had finally found a franchise quarterback to build around.
In his first season as a starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor broke out onto the scene in 2015, recording 20 touchdown passes, six interceptions, 3,036 passing yards and a 99.4 QB rating.
Taylor regressed as a passer in 2016, recording only 17 touchdown passes, six interceptions, 3,023 passing yards while posting a 89.7 QB rating.
While leading all quarterbacks in rushing (580), it was imperative for Taylor to display progress as a signal caller for the Bills to confidently exercise his option.
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