UPDATE 8/1/16: Ian Rapoport is reporting that talks with Tyrod Taylor are on-going. This aligns with a report made by Vic Carucci last week.
Could the Buffalo Bills and Tyrod Taylor be getting closer to a contract extension? Based on a report by Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, the two sides are talking "relatively frequently" in regards to an extension.
The source said, while nothing is considered imminent, he would not rule out the chance of a deal being reached at some point in the next month or so.
"Everything's open," he said. "We're trying to seek common ground."
Figuring out Taylor's value is difficult. The quarterback performed well in 2015, but Taylor only has 14 career starts under his belt. It's been reported for a few months now that Taylor's agent is looking to get the Bills quarterback a deal similar to what Brock Osweiler is making with the Texans ($18M per season).
Seeing the Bills offer Taylor that kind of money before the start of the season does not seem realistic based upon previous reports. If the former Virginia Tech Hokie plays well over the first half of the 2016 season, then the Bills could offer Taylor a deal in that range. One scenario that could help speed up negotiations could see Taylor's side agree to less money per season on average, but receive more in guaranteed money.
Regardless of whether or not a deal gets done before the start of the season, its apparent that the Bills are serious about keeping Taylor in Buffalo long-term.null