Bills bench QB Taylor; hand ball to rook

By | November 15, 2017

Bills bench QB Taylor; hand ball to rook … In a somewhat surprising move, Buffalo will replace starting QB Tyrod Taylor with rookie Nate Peterman, a 5th round pick at the 2017 draft, when the Bills play Tampa Bay on Sunday.  The move is a surprise because the Bills would be in the playoffs if the season ended today. The move has also led to speculation that the Bills could very well be looking at QBs at the 2018 draft; Taylor is due a big ($6M) roster bonus if he’s on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2018 football season; he’ll also count over $18M against the Bills cap next year and that’s a lot for a guy ranked 23rd in the league in passing efficiency. It also doesn’t hurt that Buffalo is one of two teams with multiple first-round picks in the opening round that could give the Bills some ammunition if they wanted to move up on April 26th. For the record, the Bills would have the 21st and 24th (acquired from Kansas City) picks in this year’s opening round if the draft were held this week.