Taylor is in the final year of his contract and indications are that the Bills will allow him to play out the year under his current deal, unless he’s willing to take a team-friendly contract.
Buffalo has shown interest in a number of notable quarterback prospects, and even GM Doug Whaley hasn’t ruled out the possibility of them coming away from the draft with a young quarterback, so there’s at least a chance they could consider moving Taylor.
Taylor is clearly in line for a raise at some point, as he stands to make just $3 million for the 2016 season.
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 for Taylor as the news is available.