On Wednesday, Sean McDermott said that Tyrod Taylor absolutely fits Rick Dennison’s offensive schemes, but wouldn’t commit to his contract yet.
The Buffalo Bills have been in a love-hate relationship with Tyrod Taylor over the past year. With the March 11th deadline creeping up, Sean McDermott is prepared to take all the time needed to make the right decision.
Of course, that decision is whether or not to pick Tyrod Taylor‘s option, which would guarantee him nearly $30 million next season. There has been mixed reports since the Bills decided to sit him for the season finale vs. Jets, but there’s only one report that really matters — the one from McDermott himself.
At the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday, Sean McDermott spoke to reporters on a variety of topics, including Taylor, the return of Kyle Williams and Stephon Gilmore — who won’t play under the franchise tag next season.
With Taylor being a hot topic, McDermott silenced all reports and confirmed that he is still in the process of evaluating Taylor and the rest of their options with Doug Whaley and the other new coaches. Not only has a decision on the quarterback not been made yet, but the Buffalo Bills are prepared to think it over right up until the deadline, if that’s what is needed.
Heres what McDermott had to say at his presser, according to BuffaloBills.com:
"“I’ve enjoyed getting to know Tyrod and I’ve been impressed by his work ethic and he’s won a number of games for this organization,” McDermott told Buffalobills.com. “Having said that the process continues. The decision making process that is. We’re going to exhaust every resource, every avenue and every option available to us before we make that decision.”"
For those of you who are getting exhausted over this process or even angry that it’s taking this long, remember that this is what we wanted — a head coach that was going to be very detailed with his decisions and put the team’s success first. We didn’t get that out of Rex Ryan and that’s part of the reason he was fired.
McDermott is simply sticking to his word and giving the Bills exactly what he said he would give them — diligence. I honestly don’t care if they make their final decision with minutes left in the deadline, as long as they make the right decision and one that they are willing to run with.
All we ask, as fans, is that you don’t make any decisions without a plan. With Sean McDermott, we know there will always be a plan. For that reason, even if I don’t agree with the decision, I’ll support it and be excited for the future.
Here’s more of what McDermott had to say about the decision:
"“We’re going to be methodical with all of our decisions. This position is critical. The quarterback position in the league is critical to the success of your football team. So we’re going to take all the time necessary to make the right decision for this organization both in the short and the long term.”"
Knowing the relationship Doug Whaley had with Rex Ryan, it’s nice to see the Bills’ GM and Head Coach get along. It looks like everyone’s on the same page, which will make this decision easier on the organization. This team has seen what a lack of communication can do and they are working hard to avoid the same mistakes.
"“Doug (Whaley) and I are going to work on this together and that’s what we’re here to do,” said McDermott. “This is a team within a team, as I mentioned earlier. I’m counting on Doug as well as he’s counting on me. I’ve got a lot of trust in Doug and his staff, and we’re off to a great start,” said McDermott. “We’re going to put people in positions who want to be with us and want to play the caliber of football we’re looking to play.”"
I don’t know whether or not Tyrod Taylor will play for the Buuffalo Bills next season and apparently the team doesn’t have an idea either. One thing we do know is that on March 11th, a decision will be demanded and the future of the team will be a little more clear.