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Bills Haven’t Made QB Tyrod Taylor A Contract Offer, Likely To Play Out Contract

According to Vic Carruci of the Buffalo News, there has been “little, if any,” progress between the Bills and QB Tyrod Taylor towards a long-term extension.

As it stands right now, the Bills appear to be willing to allow Taylor to play out the final year of his contract before considering a new contract for him.

Carucci reports that the Bill haven’t extended Taylor an offer, but his representatives have approached them team with a proposal back in January.

Taylor is in line to make $3 million for the 2016 season, which includes a $2 million base salary and another $1 million available in incentives, so you can see he’s clearly in line for a raise next year.

The problem is that the Bills’ don’t have a lot of cap space to work with and signing Taylor to an extension would come with a sizable pay increase. Plus, they haven’t given any serious indication that they’re convinced he can be their long-term option at the position.

Taylor, 26, signed a three-year, $3.35 million contract that included just $1.2 million guaranteed with the Bills back in March. However, the third year of his contract actually voided after he surpassed the snap limit included in the agreement last year.

In 2015, 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.

Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding a potential extension for Taylor as the news is available.

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