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Bills Still Weighing Their Options With QB Tyrod Taylor

Sal Capaccio of WGR 550, citing multiple sources familiar with the situation, reports that the Bills are still weighing their options with QB Tyrod Taylor.

Buffalo has until March 11 to exercise their option on Taylor’s contract, which would add another five years and $31 million to his current agreement.

According to Capaccio, new Bills HC Sean McDermott and his staff have been reviewing Taylor’s game tape and discussing whether or not they should bring him back for the 2017 season and beyond.

It’s worth mentioning that Taylor underwent hip surgery a few weeks ago. Although, Bills GM Doug Whaley has said that this procedure won’t factor into whether they’ll pick up his option before free agency.

“Let me say this, all the prognostication is saying that it’s going to be something that will never play into it,” Whaley said, via the Buffalo News. “Medical things, you never know, but we’re confident that no matter what, we’re going to make a decision on the best for the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills brought in Rick Dennison as their new offensive coordinator, which Ian Rapoport said could be good news for Taylor returning to Buffalo next year.

“For Tyrod Taylor, who some people assume is gone from Buffalo, this is pretty good news. Because this was the quarterbacks coach in Baltimore when Tyrod Taylor was the back to Joe Flacco…so there is a lot of familiarity here,” Rapoport said. “It would make no sense if the Bills hired Rick Dennison and got rid of Tyrod Taylor, one of the reasons (Dennison) signed there. So do not be surprised if Taylor is back, maybe on some sort of restructured contract for cap reasons. But this is very good news for the Bills’ starter.”

Taylor, 27, is a former sixth-round pick of the Ravens back in 2011. After four years in Baltimore, the Bills signed him to a three-year, $3.35 million contract that included just $1.2 million guaranteed last year.

However, the third year of his contract actually voided after he surpassed the snap limit last year. The Bills later signed him to six-year, $92 million contract but the deal is really a one-year, $9.5 million agreement with a $15.5 million option on 2017 to go along with a $12 million base salary

In 2016, Taylor has thrown for 3,023 yards while completing 61.7 percent of his passes to go along with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. Taylor has added 469 yards rushing and six touchdowns on the ground. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 11 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Taylor and his future with the Bills as the news is available.

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