The Buffalo Bills spent the offseason and training camp fumbling all over themselves. After making strong hires with Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott as general manager and head coach, the Bills ran around like a chicken without a head. They did next to nothing in free agency, with safety Micah Hyde being the only impact signing. Their draft was underwhelming. They shipped out star wideout Sammy Watkins and cornerback Ronald Darby without getting much back. Then they signed Anquan Boldin, who retired within a week. And all the while, there’s been a bizarre undercurrent of rumors that the team is dissatisfied with quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Taylor isn’t the best quarterback in football and nobody would mistake him for such. However, he’s somebody you can build around, who can throw deep better than most and can do some things with his legs. Given that the Bills plucked him off the scrap heap, this should be one of the league’s finest success stories. Taylor was top-10 in QBR and accuracy rate last season, per Cian Fahey’s charting. He threw just 10 interceptable passes all year, per Fahey, and ranked 13th among quarterbacks in PFF grading. Maybe he won’t throw for 4,000 yards, but Tyrod Taylor is a good quarterback, and the Bills are treating him like Josh McCown.
Temper your expectations for rebuilding Bills
Sportsnaut | Aug 22