Tyrod Taylor Not Looking To Leave Bills

Tyrod Taylor will be benched for the Bills’ season finale in an effort to protect him from injury and protect the team from being saddled with his guaranteed salary for 2017. It doesn’t seem like Taylor is too pleased about what is going on in Buffalo, but he tells Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News (on Twitter) that he isn’t looking to leave the team in the wake of the surprising decision. Tyrod Taylor (vertical)

The Bills effectively hold an option on Taylor that would kickstart a new five-year deal worth more than $80MM. Now that advocate Rex Ryan has been fired and E.J. Manuel is starting ahead of him, it seems unlikely the Bills will exercise that clause. Still, in theory, Taylor could circle back to the Bills for a lesser deal. GM Doug Whaley may have other things in mind, but Taylor wants to keep all options open.

Meanwhile, for the past month, Taylor has been fighting through a severe groin injury that could need more attention in the offseason (Twitter link). If that means surgery for Taylor, that will be a situation to watch as he heads towards free agency.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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7 comments on “Tyrod Taylor Not Looking To Leave Bills

  1. Corey Melnyk

    If Taylor’s not on the team on March 11th Whaley should be fired on the 12th…

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    • stryk3istrukuout

      Didn’t you hear? Everything is Taylor’s fault. Anything less than 4,000 yards, 35 touchdowns, and 1,000 rushing yards is unacceptable.

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      • Corey Melnyk

        Offense is fine. No receivers almost all year and all the defense had to do was hold opposing teams to 3 touchdowns and a field goal….

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        • stryk3istrukuout

          I agree. I was being sarcastic. I believe he could help several teams. Maybe the *gasp* Browns go after him.

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          • Corey Melnyk

            Of course he would. I sensed your sarcasm. Whaley’s gonna let him go and we’re gonna be stuck watching him in the playoffs.

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          • stryk3istrukuout

            I’m probably being optimistic, but I think Manuel could surprise people assuming they don’t do something drastic like trade McCoy or Watkins. I could see it being a win-win situation long-term. Don’t believe he had these types of weapons during his first stint as a starter.

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  2. Docbill

    Taylor is inconsistent but what bothers me more is that he loves his running numbers and misses a lot of open receiver’s in an effort to increase those numbers.

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