Report: Tyrod Taylor and the Buffalo Bills are open to an in-season contract extension

Some good news on the Tyrod Taylor front.

Sal Capaccio of WGR-550 reported on Wednesday that Tyrod Taylor and the Buffalo Bills have continued contract negotiation dialogue and both sides are open to an extension in-season.


A source familiar with the situation has told me the Buffalo Bills and Tyrod Taylor's representatives have continued to have dialogue and that both sides are open to an in-season contract extension. 

An agreement on a new deal for the sixth-year QB is not expected before the start of the 2016 season. 

Bills general manager Doug Whaley has maintained over the past several months that the team is open to extending Taylor, but has indicated several times it's unlikely to happen during the off-season.

This should be viewed as great news for Bills fans. Capaccio, one of Buffalo's best reporters, has credible sources so it appears both sides have some sort of understanding as the season approaches. Buffalo is wise to hold off on extending Taylor now as they've only seen him start 14 games. By mid-season, the team should have an idea if he's the franchise quarterback they've been looking for since Jim Kelly retired.

In his first season with Buffalo, Taylor completed 242-of-380 passes for 3,035 yards, 20 touchdowns, and just six interceptions. He also rushed the ball 104 times for 568 yards and four touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl in his first season as Bills starter.


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