After a deep consideration on Tyrod Taylor‘s contract in the offseason, the Buffalo Bill decide to re-sign the starting quarterback.
The Bill announced the extension on Friday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the contract worth $92 million over six years. Rapoport added Taylor would earn $9.5 million in 2016, all of which is “fully guaranteed, but after that, there is a lot of prove-it in the deal.”
The team has the choice to pick up the contract in 2017, and Taylor will make $27.5 million ($ 15.5 million bonus and $ 12 million basic salaries) if they do so. However, although it’s unlikely to happen if he plays out the extension, he would earn $ 112 million in six years.
Taylor was scheduled to enter the last year of his deal with his just over $1 million annual salary, which is the lowest of all the starting quarterback. Now he will get the salary in line with his true value.
General manager Doug Whaley called Taylor “undeniably the leader of the Buffalo Bills.” Whaley added Taylor showed a willingness to become a team leader in the offseason, which made the team impressed and proved his value.
After served for the Baltimore Ravens as a backup quarterback for four years, Taylor showed his ability to become a double threat as the starting quarterback in the Bill in the first year.