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Bills to keep Tyrod Taylor in 2017

One quarterback situation starts to clear up.

The Buffalo Bills appear to be content with quarterback Tyrod Taylor in 2017. ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting the Bills will keep Tyrod Taylor for the 2017 season. The Bills subsequently announced Taylor will be back on a restructured contract.

Prior to this, the Bills had until March 11 to pick up a $27.5 million option on his contract. Buffalo Rumblings had a good rundown of what the option really meant. The team would have owed Taylor $27.5 million in 2017, but for cap purposes, his hit would have been $15.9 million in 2017, and $16.7 million in 2018. Considering Mike Glennon might get $14 million or $15 million when he hits free agency, that was not crazy money for Taylor. However, something has been done to adjust it.

AP sports writer John Wawrow reported shortly before this news that the Bills were talking with Brian Hoyer. The Bills’ decision to keep Taylor likely means Hoyer would be out of the picture. He has a chance to be a starter with the 49ers or Jets, so I’m not sure why he would go to Buffalo as a backup to Taylor.