Tyrod Taylor’s Long-Term Deal Won’t Mask Bills’ Short-Term Problem

August 12, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Buffalo Bills are attempting to cover a mistake by signing quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a contract extension. The mistake will only grow in magnitude if the organization resets after the upcoming season. 
This isn't an indictment of Taylor's skills. Rather, the end result speaks to how poorly the Bills handled him throughout the process. 
Last season, the mobile quarterback earned the starting job by beating out veteran Matt Cassel and former first-round pick EJ Manuel. Taylor went on to throw for 3,035 yards, 20 touchdowns and only six interceptions in 14 games. He also added 568 rushing yards and four more scores. 
Was Taylor perfect? Of course not. There are still areas of his game where the sixth-year quarterback can improve, but he earned his first Pro Bowl berth and entered rarefied territory, per the Buffalo Bills' media relations department: 
Yet, the Bills didn't want to commit to him at the time. By mid-December, the organization sti...

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