It is understood that Tyrod Taylor is refusing to restructure his current deal, which may leave Buffalo to off load him this off season.
The Buffalo Bills salary cap for the 2017 season and beyond is extremely tight and with Taylor refusing to budge on his current contract and the Bills knowing he isn’t their franchise quarterback, both parties may decide it is time to walk away from one another.
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. 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.
Buffalo thought they had finally found their franchise quarterback to build around, but now the Bills are having second thoughts, after missing the playoffs once again.
. In Taylor’s contract, an option after the first season was implemented, which consists of $30.75 million in guaranteed money if he’s presently on the roster as of March 2017 together with him set to earn $27.5 million for the 2017 season ($12 million base salary, $15.5 million signing bonus). So, if Taylor fell short of expectations, the Bills structured a team-friendly deal as a way to opt out of his contract if they believed he’s not the face of the franchise.
Missing the playoffs once again and sacking coach Rex Ryan has the Bills looking in a different direction. It is believed that the Bills will now look to off load Taylor and hopefully land their future quarterback in the Draft.