When the Buffalo Bills originally signed Tyrod Taylor back in 2015, it was hard to believe that he would win the starting job in his first year. He came to Buffalo from the Baltimore Ravens where he played as Joe Flacco’s backup and won the starting quarterback position by beating on former first round pick E.J. Manuel. In his first season as a member of the Bills he threw for over 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns. For a mobile quarterback, this is very impressive.
In 2016, Taylor signed a monster extension to essentially make him a Bill for life. After last season’s disappointment as a team with missing the playoffs for the 17th time in a row, there was a decision that had to be made about Taylor’s future with Buffalo because of his contract guaranteeing him a lot of money. After restructuring Taylor’s contract where Tyrod took a massive pay cut, the Bills have their quarterback back and they are ready to roll.
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Tyrod proved that he wants to win in Buffalo
You rarely ever see players take pay-cuts, especially if it’s for $10 million dollars. With Tyrod Taylor taking this pay cut, it shows his loyalty to the organization and to the city of Buffalo. Taylor has the abilities and skills to lead Buffalo to the postseason, they just have to click on game day.
After all, he is one of the best quarterbacks that Buffalo has had since Jim Kelly. Taylor was going to make money off of his past contract that he originally signed, and he showed his loyalty by proving that he isn’t just in Buffalo for the money, but to win and win now.
He is on another prove-it deal
With the restructured deal between the Bills and Tyrod Taylor, it takes away three years from his original one and adds on another team option at the end of the 2017-2018 season. With the drama that occurred between the organization and Taylor this offseason, it’s safe to say that neither of them want to go through that again.
The 2016 season was not good enough for Tyrod and the Bills are giving him another chance to prove he belongs there. Tyrod won’t mess up this chance. Buffalo has a competitive quarterback in Tyrod, they just have to use him right and hope he produces consistently.
Buffalo wants to believe in Tyrod
The Buffalo Bills have their quarterback and they hope they have him for a long time. They don’t want to keep going to different quarterbacks every one to two years like they have in the past decade-plus.
If you give Tyrod healthy receivers, a healthy offensive line and a still producing LeSean McCoy and the running back gang, be prepared to see Tyrod Taylor make a statement and show that he belongs in Buffalo, NY as the quarterback of the Buffalo Bills.