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Buffalo Bills' Tyrod Taylor: "I just focus on the stuff I can control"

Tyrod Taylor doesn't seem overly concerned with his contract status as 2016 offseason work approaches

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Tyrod Taylor has been the quiet leader during his tenure as Buffalo Bills quarterback, letting Sammy Watkins and other players take the lead airing grievances. He's been taking the same approach during his contract negotiations, allowing his agent to attempt to publicly shame the Bills into budging off their stance. Taylor's quiet demeanor hasn't changed.

"I just focus on the stuff I can control," Taylor told Virginia's Daily Press during a youth football camp. "I'm not necessarily into the contract stuff. I let my agent handle that. I know I'm under contract for another year. Whether they choose to extend me or not, that's out of my reach right now. Like I said, I'm just focused on things I can control, and that's preparing like I've always prepared."

While he might take a pass on discussing his contract, he's not shy to shown his confidence about his level of play.

"I definitely think I showed what I can do, and I definitely think that I showed that I'm going to continue to get better. I improved each game. I would love to be the long-term answer but I understand the business side of it. If something happens (with the contract) this year, I'm happy for it, but if not, we'll wait it out and see what happens."

The Bills are leery to extend Taylor after he has built a relatively small resume as a starting quarterback. While the sides negotiated at the Combine, Taylor's price likely shot up after Brock Osweiler's free agent deal with the Houston Texans.