Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Tyrod Taylor‘s three-year, $7 million contract with the Bills will actually become a two-year agreement if he plays more than 50 percent of the team’s snaps this season.
Should the Bills make the playoffs, the total value of Taylor’s contract would increase by $3 million.
With this in mind, Rapoport expects the Bills to try to renegotiate his deal during offseason if he continues to be their starter.
Interestingly enough, Rapoport mentions that Taylor actually wanted to play for the Eagles, but they weren’t interested and later signed Tim Tebow instead.
The Broncos, who hired former Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to be their next head coach, also had interest in Taylor, but he elected to sign on with the Bills.
This season, Taylor has thrown for 988 yards passing while completing 71.7 percent of his passes to go along with eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Taylor has also contributed 111 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown over the course of four games.
Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 11 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players.