OUTTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 weeks 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.

OUTTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 weeks 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.

OUTTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
2 weeks 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.

OUTTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
3 weeks 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.

OUTTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
3 weeks 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.

OUTTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
3 weeks 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.

OUTTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
3 weeks ago1 Comment

Taylor isn't expected to start Sunday's season finale against the Jets in New York, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor's likely benching was spurred on by a number of factors. Chief among them was Tuesday's axing of head coach Rex Ryan, who was a vocal supporter of Taylor's throughout his nearly two years in the gig. Moreover, there are financial considerations tied to Taylor's health. If Taylor suffers a debilitating injury, the Bills could be on the hook for the $30.75 million remaining on his deal signed in August of this year. As a result, interim head coach Anthony Lynn is poised to place the onus of the offensive attack on EJ Manuel's shoulders in Week 17.

OUTTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
3 weeks ago

Coach Rex Ryan confirmed that Taylor will start Week 17 at the Jets, The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor's own play certainly wouldn't have gotten him benched for the finale, as he put up 329 yards through the air and another 60 on the ground in Saturday's loss to the Dolphins. However, with the Bills officially eliminated there was at least a remote chance for the team to give EJ Manuel a look in a meaningless game. Manuel could still see some garbage time action, but it looks like you can start Taylor as your normally would. With a number of teams perhaps about to rest their quarterback in Week 17, Taylor could be a viable option considering he's almost always good for something with his legs. We'll also be keeping an eye on the weather in this one.

OUTTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
3 weeks ago

Taylor completed 26 of 39 passes for 329 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Dolphins. He also gained 60 yards on 12 rushes.

EDGE Analysis

Taylor's passing yardage total was a career high, and he threw at least one touchdown for the third straight week. Meanwhile, his 60 yards on the ground were the most since he rushed for 68 against the 49ers in Week 6. Taylor was integral to Buffalo's second-half comeback, tossing a pair of scores to Charles Clay, the second which gave the Bills a 31-28 lead with 1:20 remaining in regulation. Although his team was eliminated from playoff contention with the loss, Taylor will try to wrap up the regular season on a strong note in Week 17 against a Jets squad that looks as if it's given up.

OUTTyrod Taylor
QB BUF (10)
1 month ago

Taylor completed 17 of 24 passes for 174 yards and a score in Sunday's victory over the Browns. He also ran the ball seven times for 49 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Heading into Sunday's game, there was some talk about whether or not Taylor would remain the Bills' starting quarterback, but that turned out to be just speculation, as the 27-year-old was under center against the Browns. Taylor didn't do much shredding of the weak Cleveland defense, but he connected with Charles Clay for a 19-yard score and did enough to secure a victory. He took care of the ball, and for just the second time in the last six weeks, he finished without an interception.