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Tyrod Taylor’s New Six-Year Extension With Bills Really A One-Year, $9.5M Deal With $15.5M Option In 2017

The Buffalo Bills announced Friday that they’ve signed QB Tyrod Taylor to a long-term contract extension.

  • According to Adam Schefter, Taylor’s deal is a six-year, $90 million with more money through “difficult-to-reach” incentives. The Bills have a $10 million buyout option after the first year and another buyout out after the second year of the contract.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that Taylor receives $9.5 million in 2016. If the Bills pick up his option next year, Taylor receives $27.5 million. This breaks down to a $15.5 million option and a $12 million base salary, according to Tom Pelissero.
  • Albert Breer points out that if the Bills’ exercise his option, $40.25M becomes fully guaranteed.
  • Rapoport says that the agreement is “complex” in terms of its structure. Taylor receives his 2016 salary fully guaranteed, but after that it’s largely a “prove-it” deal.

Earlier in the day, Graham reported that the sides had hammered out a contract extension. Despite talk that the Bills were considering a two-year, bridge extension for Taylor, Graham mentioned that Buffalo was “all in” on Taylor willing to make a longer commitment to him.

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

Taylor was set to make a meager $2 million base salary to go along with $1 million available in playing time incentives.

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 had him rated as the No. 9 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players last year.

We’ll have the contract details added as they’re available.

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