Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor will be back next season, after the two sides reached an agreement on a restructured deal.
No. 5 will be back under centre for the Buffalo Bills next season, as the team has reached an agreement with quarterback Tyrod Taylor, according to multiple sources.
Taylor, 27, has been stuck in the middle of a season long contract controversy with the Bills where questions continuously swirled about whether the team would, or would not, retain him.
It looked like the Bills were going to let Taylor walk after he was benched for the season finale against the Miami Dolphins, but, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bills new coaching staff always wanted to retain Taylor.
"“We are excited about the opportunity to keep Tyrod with the Bills. I’ve gotten a chance to know Tyrod and study him over the past several weeks and he is both a great person and competitor. Doug and I are confident this was best move for the Bills at this time.”"
With Taylor in Buffalo for the next two to five years, the team can now shift their attention to filling other needs, like who Taylor will throw the ball to and improving the defence.
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Based on what’s been said by McDermott and the Bills, I’m under the impression that they believe Taylor can provide stability to the offence while McDermott fixes the defence. Even if you don’t agree with the Bills retaining Taylor, I think Bills fans would unanimously agree that the defence was the problem last season, not the offence.
Ideally, Taylor will continue to grow as a quarterback, the Bills defence will improve under McDermott and the team can end their postseason drought. Whether Taylor can lead this team to the “promise land” is debatable, but he has proven that he can win football games, which is something the Bills will hope to do more of with No. 5 under centre for the foreseeable future.
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