Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Bills are keeping QB Tyrod Taylor on a restructured contract.
- Jason La Canfora reports that Taylor’s restructured deal with the Bills is a two-years, $30.5 million with the remaining years of his prior deal voiding. Taylor receives $15.5 million guaranteed and will make $14.5 million in 2017 and $16 million in 2018.
The Bills have already confirmed the move:
We've agreed to terms with QB Tyrod Taylor on a restructured contract.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) March 8, 2017
Bills new HC Sean McDermott released the following statement regarding their decision to keep Taylor:
“We are excited about the opportunity to keep Tyrod with the Bills. I’ve gotten a chance to know Tyrod and study him over the past several weeks and he is both a great person and competitor. Doug and I are confident this was best move for the Bills at this time.”
There had been so much talk about the Bills declining Taylor’s option and looking for a new quarterback, but it looks like they managed to get things worked out before the deadline.
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 the contract details posted as the news is available.