With news that Tony Romo is about to become available on the free agent market, we can also scratch one potential starting quarterback off the potential free agent list. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Buffalo Bills will keep quarterback Tyrod Taylor under a restructured contract. The Bills had until Saturday to make a decision on the man who had been their starter for the last two seasons, before $30.75 million of his old contract became guaranteed.
Buffalo is keeping Tyrod Taylor on a restructured contract, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2017
The Team would quickly confirm the report.
We’ve agreed to terms with QB Tyrod Taylor on a restructured contract.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) March 8, 2017
Buffalo Bills to Retain Tyrod Taylor Under Restructured Contract
Taylor, 27, has been the Bills starting quarterback since he joined the team as a free agent two years ago. He was a backup for the Baltimore Ravens for the previous four seasons.
Taylor started 15 games for the Bills last season, throwing for 3023 yards and 17 touchdowns with only six interceptions. Gifted with great running ability, Taylor also rushed 95 times for 581 yards and six touchdowns. A slew of injuries that ravaged the Bills receiving core definitely effected his numbers.
In 2015 Taylor started 14 games for the Bills. He threw for 3036 yards and 20 touchdowns against only six interceptions. He also ran for 568 yards and four touchdowns.
“We are excited about the opportunity to keep Tyrod with the Bills,” new Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott said in a statement. “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. (General manager Doug Whaley)and I are confident this was best move for the Bills at this time.”
SEATTLE, WA – NOVEMBER 07: Quarterback Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Buffalo Bills is pressured by defensive end Cliff Avril #56 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 7, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)