QTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 days ago

Taylor (groin) has recovered from January surgery and has been medically cleared for offseason activities, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor was never expected to be in much danger of being limited during the offseason, but the fact that he's back to full strength is nonetheless significant. He's now eligible for the $27.5 million bonus due March 11, which wouldn't have kicked in had he not been cleared by that date. It still remains unclear if the Bills are willing to pay out that bonus, and Taylor's prior refusal to restructure his contract could ultimately prompt Buffalo to release him by March 11. If that's the case, Taylor likely wouldn't have much trouble finding a starting gig elsewhere, as the 2017 draft class isn't ripe with high-end signal callers and several teams look to be in need of an established option at quarterback.

QTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Bills beat writer Vic Carucci says he's been told Taylor (core muscle surgery) is unwilling to agree to a restructured contract that would reduce his pay, The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's also been reported that Taylor would prefer to return to the Bills, but Carucci's sources say the quarterback and his agent are convinced they can receive a boatload of money if Taylor hits the open market, so they may be unwilling to take a pay cut to keep Taylor in Buffalo. We'll see how much new coach Sean McDermott pushes to keep Taylor in the fold, though the thought all along had been that if the quarterback was going to return for another season, it would be under a reduced deal given that the team has mixed feelings about his 2016 performance.

QTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
3 weeks ago

Taylor, who's still recovering from core muscle surgery, says he'd like to return, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Of course," said the quarterback this week. "I know the team very well. I know how close we are as a team. I know the talent that we have on the team. We can be a very special team, especially with the right leadership, and I believe we have some coaches in that are definitely ready to go out there and make us work and get things turned around. So definitely looking forward to seeing what they can bring."

EDGE Analysis

We'll see if the feeling is mutual after the team got all wishy-washy on him down the stretch amid the Rex Ryan firing. While Taylor has his flaws, he did put up a lot of points with a banged-up offense and has proven to be a good protector of the ball, with 37 touchdown passes and just 12 picks over his two seasons as Buffalo's starter. Plus there may be no one else available that's any better. At issue remains his lack of size as well as troubles bringing the team back from deficits. One thing to note is that Taylor worked with new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison while he was a backup with the Ravens, and is quite familiar with the offense Dennison plans to roll out.

QTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
1 month ago

Taylor was named as an alternate for the upcoming Pro Bowl, but won't be able to play in the game due to his recovery from core muscle surgery, BuffaloBills.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor won't get official Pro Bowl status since he won't be able to play in the exhibition. His recovery isn't supposed to last long into the offseason, while the big question mark is whether there Bills decide to bring him back as the guy who leads the offense in Year 1 of the Sean McDermott era.

QTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 months ago

ESPN's Adam Schefter believes the Bills have no intention of paying Taylor (core muscle surgery) a $15.5 million option bonus they have until March 11 to exercise.

EDGE Analysis

Picking up that option would pretty much mean Taylor is the Bills' guy for the next five seasons -- at a very expensive price -- something a new coaching regime might be hesitant to commit to. We'll note that Taylor still could be a better option than anyone else the Bills could get, so you can't rule out the team working out a shorter, cap-friendlier deal just to see if he can keep improving. For now, Taylor will recover from the surgery he had this week, while the Bills have all kinds of dollars and coaching personnel to sift through this offseason.

QTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 months ago

Taylor is in line to undergo surgery Thursday to address a core muscle issue, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor faces a recovery period of approximately six weeks, so he'll be back to full strength well before the Bills resume on-field activities in the spring. That said, the team faces a decision this offseason with regard to the QB's future with the organization, as the Bills have until March 11 to exercise their option on Taylor's contract.

QTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 months ago

Taylor (groin, team decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

This was expected heading into the weekend, and it leaves Taylor's future with the team and its next coaching regime in doubt. The Bills have a major salary decision to make on Taylor this offseason, and couldn't afford to make that process even worse had he suffered a major injury in a meaningless game.

QTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 months ago

Interim coach Anthony Lynn says Taylor (groin, team decision) is expected to be inactive Sunday for the finale at the Jets, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bills would face some major salary issues if Taylor played and suffered a serious injury in Sunday's meaningless game, so the prudent move is to sit him out and make a further evaluation of EJ Manuel. Consider this your last reminder to sit Taylor if his big Week 16 game -- 329 passing yards and three TD passes, plus 60 yards on the ground -- put you in a Week 17 fantasy championship game.

QTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 months ago

Taylor will see a specialist in Philadelphia in the coming days to determine whether his core muscle injury will require surgery, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor, who will not start in Week 17, was rested at Thursday's practice and has reportedly been dealing with a groin injury of late. It has now come to light that Taylor will meet with Dr. William Myers in Philadelphia in order to determine the severity of Taylor's injury. According to NFL.com, the surgery Taylor would undergo would carry a recovery time of upwards of six weeks.

QTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 months ago

Taylor was given "a veteran's day off" at practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor, who has been nursing a groin injury, practiced fully Wednesday, but was rested Thursday. In any case, Taylor is not in the Bills' Week 17 starting mix, with fellow QB EJ Manuel having been handed the reins on that front for Sunday's season finale against the Jets.