Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports that if the Bills do not pick up Tyrod Taylor‘s option in the coming weeks, GM Doug Whaley is open to moving forward with Cardale Jones as the team’s starting quarterback.
The Bills have been tossed out as a potential landing spot for Cowboys QB Tony Romo, but Carucci doesn’t think this makes a lot of sense, considering that Romo will want to play for a team with an opportunity to compete and his injury history is a big concern.
Buffalo could look to the draft for another quarterback, but the overall class is considered to be lacking in talent, so Carucci isn’t sure it would be the best move for them to grab someone at No. 10 overall.
All things considered, picking up Taylor’s option could very well be their best option, especially if he’s willing to restructure the deal to reduce his 2017 cap figure.
Jones, 24, was taken in the fourth round of last year’s NFL Draft by the Bills. He currently in the second year of his four-year, $2.72 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $540,000 for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Jones completed 6 of 11 passing attempts (54.5 percent) for 96 yards receiving and one interception.
During his three years at Ohio State, Jones threw for 2,322 yards while completing 61.7 percent of his passes to go along with 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also led Ohio State to a National Championship in 2014.