Bills QB Tyrod Taylor told Around The NFL on Wednesday night at the Pro Bowl draft that he wants to be the “long-term guy” for the team.
“Of course I want to be the long-term guy,” Taylor said, via NFL.com. “I love playing for the organization, I love playing for the coaches, I love being around the guys. Like I said, I want to be the long-term guy for them. Ultimately that’s up to them. I know I’m under contract for another year, but right now I’m out here just taking it all in.”
This comes just a few days after Bills GM Doug Whaley admitted that they would “absolutely” consider taking a quarterback early in this year’s NFL draft.
“We’ll do it because if you look at it, unfortunately we have two quarterbacks on the roster and both of them are entering the last year of their contract,” Whaley said, via the Buffalo News. “If it presents itself, it makes sense and it’s a guy we like, and we believe in, absolutely.”
Taylor, 26, three-year, $3.35 million contract that included just $1.2 million guaranteed with the Bills back in March. However, his three-year deal will actually void to a two-year deal now that he’s surpassed the snap limit. He’ll make a base salary of $1 million in 2016.
This season, Taylor threw for 3,035 yards passing while completing 63.7 percent of his passes to go along with 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. Taylor has also contributed 568 yards rushing and four rushing touchdowns over the course of 14 games.
We’ll have more regarding a potential extension for Taylor as the news is available.