The Bills have all but driven around western New York blaring through loudspeakers that they wished Tyrod Taylor would go away. They turned up the volume again Wednesday morning, with new coach Sean McDermott doing the honors this time.
Taylor knows it, and as a smart guy with operable eyes and ears, he has known for a while. He can’t go anywhere this year. He’s under contract for next year, too — thanks to a restructured contract the Bills sweated out last offseason to avoid paying the injury-guaranteed $27.5 million due to him. Which, of course, they initially avoided by benching him in the season finale in favor of one of their legitimate quarterback mistakes, the now-departed EJ Manuel.
Now that he's here, at less money, under a coach who didn't sign him and who did draft the guy who's replacing him — but still under owners who have been the gold standard for ineptitude since they bought the team — Taylor is counting the days. You can bet McDermott, Terry and Kim Pegula and the Bills are going to find a way to get rid of him by next year.
The day that happens, Taylor should celebrate like it's Juneteenth. The rest of the NFL should, too — and it would if it showed any sign in the past year that it knows what it's doing when picking quarterbacks.
If Bills don't want Tyrod Taylor, it's their loss and another team's gain
Sporting News | Nov 16