If Carson Palmer retires, Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is reportedly a very appealing option for the Arizona Cardinals.
As you’d expect, there has been a lot of debate regarding what the Buffalo Bills will do with Tyrod Taylor. Will they give him more time to prove himself, or are they determined to go in another direction?
We’ve already explained why we think the Bills should hold onto the signal caller. In this respect, Rick Dennison‘s addition as offensive coordinator is an interesting one, after he served as Baltimore’ quarterback coach in 2014, when Taylor was Joe Flacco‘s backup.
However, it is still believed the Bills are leaning towards releasing the 27-year old before March 11th, to avoid paying more than $30 million in guaranteed money. The front office would ideally like to renegotiate his contract, although that seems unlikely at this point.
Assuming the Bills do part ways with Taylor, speculation is rife that they will pursue Tony Romo. As far as we’re concerned, Romo’s not the solution, but any decision will be influenced by whether the Dallas Cowboys trade or release him.
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In any event, one team keeping an eye on developments at One Bills Drive, is the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards also currently find themselves in a quandary with their quarterback situation.
One possibility involves attempting to move up in the draft and select Deshaun Watson, who the Cardinals are very high on. (You could make an argument for them doing this regardless, given that even if Palmer does return, he will probably only play one more season.)
Another possibility is to pursue an experienced play-caller, which ironically includes Romo. However, they could also sign Taylor, if and when the Bills release him.
As reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Taylor is a very appealing option for the Cardinals. As La Confora writes, he would be an excellent fit in Bruce Arians’ scheme.
In truth, it would likely not be in the best interests of the 2015 Pro-Bowler to accept any offer to go to Arizona. Given that he wants to be a starter, joining the Cardinals would likely mean having to play backup to Palmer or Watson (albeit, maybe not to begin with in the case of the latter).
Ultimately, this is all speculation at this point, with numerous moving pieces to consider. From Taylor’s point of view, if he’s genuinely interested in remaining with the Bills, he really should consider renegotiating his contract, but it will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
How do you think all of this is going to pan out? Do you believe the Bills will go ahead and release Taylor, or find a way to renegotiate his contract? Do you even want him to remain in Buffalo as their starting quarterback? Share your thoughts in the comments section.