By Sal Capaccio
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bills “don't have any intention” of picking up Tyrod Taylor’s contract extension.
If the team does indeed decline the five-year extension, Taylor will become an unrestricted free agent who can sign with any club. The Bills have until March 11 to decide if they will pick up the option or not.
Complicating issues, however, is the fact that the QB had core muscle surgery earlier this week. If the recovery period for that surgery prevents Taylor from passing his physical on the extension due date, the Bills could be on the hook for all of the guaranteed portion of the contract, which is $27.5 million, even if they don’t want to pick up the option.
Many have speculated the team carefully worded it’s statement regarding the procedure to distance itself from knowing it was being performed just in case there is a financial showdown over the issue.
In a separate note, Schefter, however, says Bills team doctors were not only aware of the procedure, but actually recommended Taylor visit Dr. William Meyers and were "fully aware" of the possibility of surgery.
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