ORCHARD PARK, New York – Tyrod Taylor had not started an NFL game prior to last season. But 14 games under center for the Bills in 2015, capped with a Pro Bowl berth, was enough to earn the Hampton, VA native a new contract.
Taylor agreed to a contract extension with Buffalo Friday. He was entering the final year of his current deal. His new contract is reportedly a six year deal worth $90 million.
Selected by Baltimore in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the former Virginia Tech standout attempted only one pass as a rookie. He didn’t throw his first touchdown until 2015 in Buffalo. But those 20 TDs, against just six interceptions last year, showed the Bills Taylor has what it takes to be their QB1.
“In order to take those steps it has to come from the player,” Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman told the team’s website. “The player has to embrace the challenge of self-examination, self-awareness. He has done that A-plus, plus. I couldn’t be happier with his commitment to that process. He’s improving in every aspect of his game. I’m very happy with how he approaches his job.”
Taylor and the Bills open their preseason Saturday, at home, vs. Indianapolis.