QB Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor, despite receiving a lot of criticism for his play — which is unjustified in my opinion — is one of the players that aren’t afraid to speak up when something needs to be said. Not to mention, he’s the quarterback and conductor of this offense and is trying to prove that he can be the Buffalo Bills‘ franchise quarterback.
One quick way to do that is to take control of this team. I think Tyrod Taylor will do that this season and gain a lot of respect from the new coaching staff and front office, as well as the new players on the team.
As far as speaking up when something needs to be said, take his comments on the Bills’ local media at the end of the season. He criticized the media for misuse of information and just keeping an overall negative outlook on the team. He didn’t appreciate it and he addressed the media about it.
"“It was more so just the media in Buffalo. I feel it’s a very negative group. For their reasons, winning hasn’t been a tradition around there. I understand they(‘re) fed up with it, they want a team to get to the playoffs,” Taylor said “But I also felt that they were attacking the wrong things at the wrong time. It wasn’t fair to me at the time, but this game isn’t fair. I could have carried it a different way looking back on it, but I think that also sparked some things as far as my teammates, to see me react the way I did, I definitely think it made them look at me a different way too.”"
I would expect more of this next season, but hopefully it isn’t negative comments that need to be said.
In addition to all of that, I think he will be a part of the leadership council because of his ability to find what needs to be worked on and making sure it gets worked on — on and off the field. He also probably gained a lot of respect from this locker room after restructuring his contract to remain with the team.
Any time a player takes a pay cut to stay with a team, it shows that he’s 100% committed to everything this team stands for — including leadership.
Now, the last player I would like to see included in Sean McDermott’s leadership council.