There’s a reason the Buffalo Bills have not made the playoffs since 1999, when there were actually two Clintons in the White House. I think maybe we were missing those in certain aspects and that comes out in big ways when you’re missing those little things. Give Andy Reid a full week to figure out how to make a rookie quarterback nervous and the result is a likely win. But the Jets could do much worse than Taylor. So if they have their eyes on a Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson or Josh Allen, they’ll need to trade up.
He held the ball too long on three plays, leading to sacks, though one of them came after he managed to escape the initial pressure… And for what? To get a look at fifth-round pick whose ceiling isn’t any higher than Taylor’s?
During his availability with the media, starting running back LeSean McCoy said that some of the locker room was surprised to see Taylor benched for Peterman.
The Bills spent this offseason stockpiling picks. “Obviously, got us into the end zone, so that was a positive”.
But the odds are that the Bills will be looking for a quarterback in the 2018 draft, just like the Jets.
The Bills’ new regime has been lukewarm on Taylor from the outset, seemingly waiting for the right opportunity to make a change.
For all of his flaws, Taylor has proven himself time and again as a starter-caliber quarterback in the NFL. But he’s just 28 years old, and a competent, reliable, turnover-free option under center.
Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison stems from the Mike Shanahan/ Gary Kubiak school of West Coast Offenses that heavily rely on play-action and bootlegs with quick, simple pass concepts.
McDermott said the move “isn’t an indictment of Tyrod Taylor”, adding: “He will continue to be an important part of our team moving forward”.
Taylor’s year hasn’t hasn’t been bad: 1,600 yards passing, 64% completion percentage, 10 touchdowns versus 3 interceptions and two rushing TDs. According to CBS Sports, Taylor has a 1.54 career interception percentage, which is the lowest in National Football League history among quarterbacks with at least 1,000 attempts. When accounting for the 23 passes dropped by his receivers, Peterman posted an adjusted completion percentage of 72.0-percent, which was 17th-best among 46 qualifying passers.
The flailing Bills have lost two straight and find themselves on the outskirts of the AFC playoff picture.
If Lynch shows great improvement, the team can commit to him. He may be worth it.