Buffalo Bills: Trading Tyrod Taylor seen as a top offseason mistake

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The decision to trade Tyrod Taylor could end up being a great move for the Buffalo Bills, or a terrible one. One recent article had it as the latter.

There are so many storylines surrounding current Buffalo Bills players, making it hard to think about those no longer with the team.

However, Tyrod Taylor‘s progress in Cleveland will be something in the back of fans’ minds throughout the 2018 season. Those who love the move now may end up hating it if the team struggles, as hindsight is a major part of being a sports fan.

A common opinion I see is that fans have accepted the move and don’t plan on dwelling on it throughout the year. That may be true but it is also much easier to say when the team is still 0-0 and everything is rosy.

Randy Gurzi of NFL Spin Zone recently made his own list of the biggest offseason mistake for each NFL team and had the decision to trade Taylor as the one for the Bills.

Bills fans who supported the trade may see Gurzi’s opinion as one that is found a lot among those outside of Buffalo. It is easy to think Brandon Beane made a crazy mistake, but there is more context to the situation, as Bills fans know.

Ultimately, Taylor in Buffalo just wasn’t the best fit. And whether that was on him or the coaching staff, it doesn’t matter now. If the secret plan is to enter a rebuilding phase, tearing down the quarterback position and letting Josh Allen learn and develop achieves the goal in place.

Even if that wasn’t the overall plan, the team saw how far it could get with Taylor after last season. The goal is to get even further.

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This storyline will remain one that is of interest to fans all over the country. And if Taylor’s hopes come true, a Bills vs. Browns playoff game could be something to add intrigue to the story.