The Buffalo Bills quarterback situation appeared to take a big step forward in 2015, thanks to a breakout season from Tyrod Taylor. The Bills signed Taylor after the quarterback spent four years as a backup with the Baltimore Ravens. NFL personality Benjamin Allbright tweeted that the Denver Broncos offered more money last offseason, but Taylor signed with the Bills because he knew he had a significantly better chance of starting.
While there is reason for excitement about Taylor, the Bills are not going to just assume he is their long-term franchise quarterback. Taylor has said he would like to stick around long-term, but with two years left on his contract, the Bills are in no rush to get him extended. Reports indicate there has been little progress on that front.
This offseason, the Bills are active in their quarterback evaluations. They are down in Memphis at Paxton Lynch's workout, having had dinner with him Tuesday night. Additionally, they have a visit planned with Dak Prescott, and a private workout planned with Cardale Jones. Ian Rapoport is reporting they will visit with Connor Cook, and have done "extensive work" on Jared Goff.
They may come out of the 2016 NFL Draft without a quarterback, but clearly they are doing their due diligence in advance of the draft. The question is where they might strike. They hold pick No. 19 in the first round, and pick No. 18 in the second round. Goff will be gone by the time they pick, and I don't anticipate them moving up for a quarterback. However, with picks in the middle of all but the seventh round, they have a chance to move up a little if need be to grab one. If the 49ers decide to not invest their first round pick in a quarterback, the Bills could be one more team in the competition for whatever remains after Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are gone.