So when coach Rex Ryan saw Taylor flipping through the air for a practice-session touchdown Monday, he was not too pleased. Taylor scrambled inside the 10-yard-line before hurdling defenders and flipping in for six at St. John Fisher College.
#Bills HC Rex Ryan: I literally held my breath when Tyrod dove through the air. He's got to take care of himself.— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 8, 2016
"Are you kidding me?" Ryan told reporters Monday. "Please don't do that....He's got to take care of himself."
One teammate yelled, "Ty! What are you doing?!" #Bills— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 8, 2016
Ryan told WKBW's Joe Buscaglia: "I literally held my breath when Tyrod dove through the air."
Negotiations between the #Bills & QB Tyrod Taylor are ongoing and there is plenty of optimism a deal gets done before the season begins.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 1, 2016
Buscaglia also said that a Bills teammate yelled "Ty! What are you doing?"
Taylor missed two games last season after suffering a sprained MCL. 2015 was Taylor's first season as a full-time starter. He completed 242-of-380 passes, for 3,035 yards, 20 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
If the Bills are able to come to terms with QB Tyrod Taylor, the template they are discussing is a bridge deal in the range of 2yrs, $30M— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 4, 2016
The Bills drafted Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
According to CBS' Jason La Canfora, the Bills are discussing a two-year, $30 million "bridge deal" with Taylor. The 27-year-old is due $2 million, with a $1 million playing time bonus, in the final year of a three-year contract.
On Aug. 1, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that there was "plenty of optimism" that the team and Taylor could reach a long term deal before the season.