The Morning Charge: Keeping tabs on Tyrod Taylor in 2018
Buffalo Bills fans don’t need to follow Tyrod Taylor’s progress anymore, but fans will surely keep an eye on him out of curiosity in 2018.
The Buffalo Bills decided to move on from Tyrod Taylor in favor of investing in Josh Allen and giving AJ McCarron a chance to prove himself.
But that doesn’t mean fans won’t casually follow Taylor’s progress in 2018. That is, if he succeeds in Cleveland and the Bills struggle.
That is the way things usually go. Fans are currently behind Brandon Beane’s master plan because optimism is high. The team just went to the playoffs and Taylor was deemed not to be a foundational piece for the team. Onward to Cleveland.
Taylor recently spoke about leaving Buffalo, which is shared in the links below, saying how he felt he did enough to stay. He kept things civil and professional, as he always does.
I think it’s safe to assume a large majority of fans still feel positive toward Taylor. So much so that if Taylor brings the Browns out of the basement and the Bills struggle, those supporting Beane’s plan may begin to question it. It’s just in the nature of being a sports fan.
The way for this to become obsolete is for Allen or McCarron to come out and light it up this year. Then Taylor can succeed without Bills fans wondering what could have been. Regardless of what Taylor does, a bad few years from McCarron and Allen could cost Beane his job.
Let’s take a look at some news surrounding both the Bills and the rest of the NFL on this Monday morning.
Buffalo Bills News:
Tyrod Taylor remains civil after his trade
"Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor recently did an interview in which he explained his feelings after leaving Buffalo."
Bills 2018 Position Battle: Starting slot corner
"With more offenses moving to spread systems, defenses must adjust. Slot corners are vital to stopping these offenses and the Buffalo Bills have a battle at that position."
Shaq Lawson cuts weight as he tries to stay on field (PFT)
"The Bills haven’t gotten what they wanted from defensive end Shaq Lawson in his first two NFL seasons."
How continuity is helping the Bills defense improve this offseason (Bills.com)
"Leslie Frazier, Jordan Poyer, Lorenzo Alexander and others discuss how the new players are adjusting to the defense and how vets have more comfort in the system this spring."
Aaron Rodgers eyeing player opt-out in next contract? (NFL.com)
"At some point, Aaron Rodgers will become the newest highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. By most accounts, that formality should happen before the 2018 season kicks off."
Gronkowski says he’ll be at Pats’ minicamp after skipping OTAs (ESPN)
"Tight end Rob Gronkowski confirmed Sunday he’ll attend the New England Patriots’ mandatory minicamp this week after skipping the team’s voluntary organized team activities this offseason."