Don't you love it when hard work and dedication pays off for people who deserve it. We do.
Today the Buffalo Bills announced that they have signed starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a contract extension. The new six year deal, as reported by The Buffalo News, is worth approximately $90 million. It also includes incentives and team options, but the great news is that the young man from Virginia Tech who signed with the Bills as a free agent in March of 2015, is getting rewarded for his hard work, effort and performance. At the end of last season, he was the seventh highest rated passer and a Pro Bowl quarterback, and now he's getting paid like a player who gives his all on the field.
“I’ve always had the mindset of just focusing on football,” Taylor said. “I’ve never played the game for the money. Since I was a little kid I enjoyed the game of football, but I’m thankful that the Pegulas and the Bills organization and coach Rex Ryan last year gave me an opportunity to come and compete for this job. Just thankful for them and recognizing that they wanted me here for more than another year. So just thankful. It’s still sinking in right now. Football is what I want to do and I’m excited that I’m playing in Buffalo.”
“Tyrod has earned the respect of his teammates and coaches with his work ethic and talent,” said Bills GM Doug Whaley. “We believe his performance on the field will continue to ascend. He’s dedicated to his craft as a quarterback and he’s become a leader in this organization. This is a quarterback driven league and those quarterbacks are hard to find. We believe we’re going in the right direction with Tyrod Taylor and that he can take this team where it needs to go.”