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John Clayton's crystal ball has Tyrod Taylor leaving the Buffalo Bills

Clayton's prediction for Tyrod Taylor doesn't make much sense...

Tyrod Taylor is entering the final year of his contract with the Buffalo Bills. Both sides are reportedly open to negotiating a long-term deal in-season so it's very possible that the quarterback signs an extension during the 2016 season. If that doesn't occur, Buffalo could also opt to use the franchise tag on Taylor. The odds of Taylor playing elsewhere in 2017 seem slim.

However, ESPN's John Clayton made 30 crystal ball predictions over the next three years and he sees Taylor elsewhere in 2017. The ESPN senior writer predicted in an Insider article that Taylor would be with the Denver Broncos in 2017.

9. A sleeper free-agent pickup for the Denver Broncos next offseason? How about quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who has one year left on his contract with the Bills. Denver could sign Taylor to another one-year deal, and he could help bridge the gap if first-round pick Paxton Lynch isn't ready to start in 2017.

Taylor playing somewhere else in 2017 is possible, but there is a pretty big flaw in Clayton's prediction. That flaw is seeing Taylor sign a one-year deal with the Broncos. The quarterback is looking for a long-term deal, not a one-year option so it's unlikely that he signs anywhere next year for one-year. Although he'd join a Super Bowl ready team in Denver, the quarterback is more likely to play with a team that signs him for multiple seasons. 

The Bills were mentioned a second time in Clayton's article. His second prediction sees Rex Ryan losing his job at the end of this season.

I think this will be Rex Ryan's last season with the Buffalo Bills. The Bills need to make the playoffs, and the odds are against it.


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