The Buffalo Bills benched Tyrod Taylor for the season finale due to a “business decision”. Taylor declined to speak with the media on Sunday but did speak on Monday at locker clean out and said he was open to redoing his contract. (You can watch the full interview here.)
"Did I believe that was fair? No I didn't,” said Taylor when asked about being benched in the finale. He repeated multiple times that the starting job “was taken from me” in Week 17, but did meet with general manager Doug Whaley who told Tyrod it was a business decision. He wants more clarity from the team because he played with the injury guarantee all year so doesn’t understand why Week 17 would change that. (He should, of course.)
Moving forward, Taylor said he would love to be back.
"I felt like I've done enough to be the starter here,” said Taylor. “That decision is on the Bills and we'll see what the future holds."
"I love the guys in the locker room,” he continued. “If the decision is to keep me here then I will continue to play my heart out for this team."
Taylor also said he loves playing for Anthony Lynn, though it should be taken with a grain of salt because he knows Lynn could be his head coach in 2017 in Buffalo or somewhere else.
"I would love for that to happen but it's still a prove it league,” Taylor noted about his current contract. He also mentioned a possible contract restructure, though that wouldn’t be his first choice.
Taylor will get a second opinion on his injured groin on Wednesday but would like to get surgery out of the way as soon as possible.