The New York Jets have to make an offer to Tyrod Taylor and fulfill their endless search for a number one quarterback.
In fact, the biggest problem in team history has been landing a number one quarterback; either through terrible draft picks or free agency. No quarterback has played longer than three years until the Jets are on the hunt once more.
This issue could be cleared up come the time free agency opens on March 7; not the NFL Draft that follows almost two months later. No more waiting for a guy to fully develop under center and they have the perfect candidate in Tyrod Taylor, who is ready as well as eager to leave Buffalo.
Consequently, the Bills would love to give him his pink slip.
Tyrod will be available to sign with any team once the Bills decide to not exercise his option on the grounds that they will owe Taylor’s option for the 2018-21 seasons that would guarantee him $30.75 million.
This should be the Jets first move when all the lively off-season activity begins. To make this move, general manager Mike Maccagnan will need to create enough cap room to grab Taylor by releasing a few of the Jets’ ex-stars with bloated contracts and trade some players for some much-needed draft picks to keep the path they have planned.
The 180th overall pick from 2011’s market value is sitting at around $20 million a year. New York will have extra money to spend in 2018, so they can load the back end of Taylor’s contract.
Tyrod Taylor has set five Buffalo Bills records in his past two years. Highest completion percentage in a single game (91.7%, ) most rushing yards by Bills quarterback in a single game (79) and season (580), consecutive pass attempts without an interception in Bills history (222) and longest run by a Bills quarterback.
Tyrod was also selected to the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl while one of his major strengths is not turning the ball over, which seems to be an epidemic with Jets’ quarterbacks for years. “TyGod” has been in the top-10 in total QBR in his first two full seasons ranking seventh in 2015 and ninth this past year. How could the Jets lose?