Buffalo Bills should name Tyrod Taylor as the starter for the 2017 season

Given the overall lack of true options, the Buffalo Bills need to name Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback for the 2017 season.

Dec 24, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) runs the ball during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Possessing four quarterbacks as they enter the tail end of the 2017 offseason, the Buffalo Bills have plenty of questions surrounding the position. However, one question that some folks keep asking is possibly the easiest one to answer. Who will be the team’s starting quarterback in 2017? The answer that the team provides should unquestionably be, Tyrod Taylor.

Despite having some struggles and being under fire for the last year, Tyrod remains the best quarterback on the Buffalo Bills roster. While the team did add veteran signal caller T.J. Yates to the team this offseason and a second young quarterback in Nathan Peterman to pair with Cardale Jones, the Bills quarterback situation remains one of unfortunate certainty.


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While Tyrod Taylor may not be the best quarterback or even a top 15 signal caller in the NFL, he is the best option the team has. The only other choice at this stage would be to either give Yates the starting job or allow Peterman a chance to start in what would be his first season at the NFL level.

Both options are likely to result in true disaster. For starters, Yates has proven to be extremely poor at every opportunity. Over his career, Yates has proven to be a borderline backup at best and one that the Bills could and likely should move on from if they have faith in either Cardale Jones or Nathan Peterman.

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The second option here would be for the team to start Peterman. A quarterback that was average-to-solid in college, Peterman rose through the ranks during the pre-draft process and eventually became a mid-round draft pick for the Buffalo Bills. Expecting to him to start week one of this season would be foolhardy at best for the Bills front office and coaching staff.

In the end, Tyrod Taylor is only the true starting quarterback on the Bills roster. Given the situation, the Bills should end the debate now and name Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback for the 2017 season.

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