The Buffalo Bills have to make a decision on Tyrod Taylor by March 16. The quarterback's $6 million roster bonus is due on this date and many assume that Buffalo will cut ties with the quarterback via trade or release. Moving on from Taylor is certainly possible, but here are seven reasons why the quarterback will be the Bills' starting QB in 2018.

He's already under contract

Taylor will carry an $18 million cap hit in 2018 if the Bills keep him on their roster. It seems like a steep price, but it could be a steal based on what other teams will be paying in free agency. Kirk Cousins seems destined to get a Jimmy Garoppolo type of deal while Case Keenum, A.J. McCarron, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford will all have suitors throwing money their way. Keeping Taylor may be a better option than getting into a bidding war for quarterbacks that aren't franchise options.

Deal comes off the books in 2019

Taylor's cap hit is steep, but it comes off the books following the 2018 season. Top options on the market will get long-term deals that could handcuff the teams that sign them. In 2019, Buffalo is expected to have over $85 million in cap space. That money can be used to build up the roster around a new signal caller.