It appears that the Bills and Tyrod Taylor are no longer discussing a two-year “bridge” deal. Instead, Buffalo is looking to keep their quarterback for the long haul. The deal being worked on between the two sides could be as long as six years, according to Tim Graham of The Buffalo News (on Twitter). He adds that the Bills are “all-in” on their young signal caller and refers to the proposal as the “upcoming” Taylor deal, which implies that an agreement could be right on the horizon.
Earlier this month it was reported that the Bills were talking about an extension that would tack on $35MM to Taylor’s contract, keeping him in place through the 2018 season. With a shorter resume than most standout quarterbacks, the Bills ostensibly wanted to see Taylor prove himself some more before giving him a long-term pact with significant guaranteed cash. For one reason or another, it seems that the Bills have had a change of heart and they are presumably offering enough money to make Taylor consider signing.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder emerged as a high-end dual threat during his 14 starts, finishing top seven among QBs in yards per attempt (7.99) and passer rating (99.4) in 2015. He also completed 63.7 of his throws and accounted for 24 touchdowns (20 passing, four rushing) against a paltry six interceptions. Further, Taylor led all QBs in yards per carry (5.5) and trailed only MVP Cam Newton in rushing yards (568).
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