Lorenzo Alexander on Taylor: ‘People don’t give him as much credit as they should’

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor did something in Buffalo that has not been done in 18 years. Many quarterbacks have tried in Buffalo, but nobody could break the playoff drought except for Taylor.

Taylor led the Bills to a 9-7 record in 2017, and the Bills were able to make the playoffs for the time since 1999.

While Taylor was solid last season(2799 yds, 14tds), many believe that the Bills need to upgrade the position.

Taylor, 28, who is scheduled to make $16 million next season, which includes a $6 million roster bonus, has been on record as saying that he will not take a pay cut in 2018.

Taylor restructured his contract last season and took a $10 million pay cut to stay with the Bills. 

The big question in Buffalo is will Taylor return in 2018?

If it were up to Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander, Taylor would be back in Buffalo next season and beyond:

“He’s been very efficient for the three years he’s been here. Made a lot of big plays,” Alexander told the Go4it podcast hosted by Paul Gant. “People don’t give him as much credit as they should because of whatever reason.  He’s made a lot of awesome plays with his legs, extended plays.

“I know Tyrod will continue to get better, and hopefully, obviously bringing in a new offensive coordinator. I don’t know what their plans are obviously this year, but just making sure that playing to his strengths as a quarterback. And I think that’s what great coaches do in general.”

This is a tricky situation. Taylor is a solid quarterback. He has proven that he can lead a team to the playoffs. Also, Taylor protects the football. Taylor threw only four interceptions in 2017, but can he take you any further?

I’m not so sure he can, and I don’t think the Bills do either. Why else do you bench him during the season for Nathan Peterman?

If Buffalo does not think he is the guy, maybe you keep him for one year and find that QB of the future in the draft.