The Buffalo Bills saw enough good things from Tyrod Taylor to open the checkbook for the 27-year-old quarterback.
The Bills announced Friday that they signed Taylor to a contract extension. The exact details of the deal weren’t immediately available, but the young signal caller figures to be paid handsomely as long as he continues to perform at a high level in Buffalo.
Taylor is coming off a solid 2015 season in which he threw for 3,035 yards and rushed for 568 more. He totaled 24 touchdowns (20 passing, four rushing) and threw just six interceptions in 14 starts.
The breakout campaign earned Taylor his first career Pro Bowl selection. Rewarding the former sixth-round pick with a contract extension still comes with some risk, though. Taylor totaled just 35 pass attempts in 14 games (zero starts) over four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens before landing in Buffalo, so his track record of success is limited.
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