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2016 NFL Trade Rumors: Tyrod Taylor Looking to Leave Buffalo Bills?

( [email protected] ) Apr 12, 2016 12:50 AM EDT
New rumors swirling around the Buffalo Bills strongly suggest that its quarterback Tyrod Taylor might sign with another team for the 2016 season. Apparently he's not happy with the reports about the Bills drafting another starting QB.
Taylor with the Bills in 2015. Flickr/Coalman767

New rumors swirling around the Buffalo Bills strongly suggest that its quarterback Tyrod Taylor might sign with another team for the 2016 season. Apparently he's not happy with the reports about the Bills drafting another starting QB.

Rumors about the possible brewing bad blood between Taylor and the Bills surfaced last week after NFL reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted that the team recent had met with potential QBs from other teams.

"Bills ate dinner with Paxton Lynch, will visit with Connor Cook, Cardale Jones, did extensive work on Jared Goff," he posted. "They are in the QB market."

Aside from these athletes, there were also reports indicating that the Bills went to North Dakota State in 2015 to check out Carson Wentz.

With these reports, it seems that Buffalo is really looking to shop for a new quarterback. Other sources also indicated that the team is planning to use its 19th pick in the upcoming draft's first round to secure a stable passer for its roster.

As for a possible reason regarding the Bills' decision to get a new quarterback, it may have something to do with Taylor's current contract with the team. According to CBS Sports, the athlete did not sign a long-term deal with the team. In fact, when he re-signed in 2015, he did so with a 3-year contract.

Based on this fact, it seems the Bills is looking to snatch a quarterback who's willing to commit more time to the franchise. Of course, the Bills may have other reasons too such as getting a backup QB for Taylor, who can probably replace him or move up to starter position once his contract ends.

Another possibility is that the Bills is pressuring Taylor to agree to a long-term deal by scaring him with potential replacements.

But, if Taylor does decide to leave the Bills, he can find another home in Denver. Recent rumors suggest that the Broncos is determined to get Colin Kaepernick from the San Francisco 49ers. But since negotiations for that deal are not moving forward, the team can go in a different direction by getting Taylor. As noted by NFL reporter Benjamin Allbright, it seems Broncos general manager John Elway has already expressed his interest in getting him on the roster.

"If you think Elway hasn't inquired about Tyrod Taylor already, you'd be wrong," he tweeted.

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