Sometimes I feel like Taylor takes too much blame for a loss. Whether Taylor would have himself a good game or bad, I feel like he always took too much criticism. But this time, Taylor needed to be better. This was the biggest game of Taylor’s life and the biggest game this franchise had seen in 17 years and Taylor did not deliver. Taylor went 17 of 37 for 134-yards and 1 interception before being knocked out and was forced to leave the game thanks to a Dante Fowler, Jr. hit late in the fourth quarter.
Taylor was also only averaging just 3.6 yards per throw, which was his third lowest all season. You cannot win the in the playoffs with any quarterback who puts up 134-yards passing, throws and interception and has an offense that only puts up three points.
I hate to say it but I believe myself and the thousand other Bills fans in attendance saw Taylors last game as a Bill on Sunday. As painful as it is to some, including myself, it’s true. He simply is not the guy. Taylor was benched for Peterman in week 10 against the Los Angeles Chargers, you can’t simply think the Bills would keep Taylor.
The Bills have a $6 million roster bonus due on Taylor in March, with so many other capable quarterbacks like Alex Smith, Case Keenum, Kirk Cousins, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater available via free agency, the NFL Draft or trades, the Bills would look brainless if they kept Taylor.
The Bills also own the 21st and 22nd picks in the upcoming NFL Draft and could use it on promising quarterbacks like Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson and the 2017 Heisman Trophy Winner Baker Mayfield.