The Bills say Tyrod Taylor has been medically cleared after his groin surgery. Now Buffalo needs to come to the realization that he remains the smartest quarterback option for the team in 2017.
Buffalo faces a big initial number if it keeps Taylor — if he’s on the roster come March 11, he will be owed $27.5 million in base salary and option bonus — but it’s not as big as you think.
Taylor also would be locked in for a total of $30.75 million guaranteed through 2018. Given the inflated market for middle-tier quarterbacks, which will take on even more hot air from Kirk Cousins’ eventual contract, that’s more like a short-term bargain for the Bills.
With enough cap space and given few legitimate options of recycled QBs, there’s no doubt the Bills can afford to keep and pay Taylor. The decision comes down to football, not finances.
Ronald Sullivan, one of Hernandez’s attorneys, said in Wednesday’s motion that his team has not been able to talk to McDaniels because of the NFL playoffs. The defense team also hopes to talk to two reporters who apparently spoke to Hernandez about his tattoos.
“If the trial proceeds as scheduled, denial of this Super Cheap Jerseys Fans motion certainly will result in a miscarriage of justice,” Sullivan wrote. “This is a highly complex case with the most serious charge of First Degree Murder, which carries a penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole.”
That’s the same sentence Hernandez already is serving for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013.