Tyrod Taylor isn’t a free agent yet, but if the Buffalo Bills decide to release their QB, the division-rival New York Jets are watching.
The Jets are interested in Taylor should he become available, according to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News. New York would have competition from the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns, though, according to Carucci.
Taylor signed a lucrative six-year, $90 million contract last offseason, but the Bills can decline their 2017 option on Taylor’s contract. Taylor is coming off a season where he threw 17 touchdowns against just six interceptions, while also rushing for six scores.
But after Buffalo finished a mediocre 7-9 in 2016, they cleaned house, fired Rex Ryan and parted ways with prominent staff members such as offensive coordinator, Anthony Lynn, who is now the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. Personnel changes may be on the way.
Earlier this week, it was reported that free agent quarterback Mike Glennon is interested in the Jets. Glennon and Taylor don’t have brand names like Tony Romo, Jay Cutler and Colin Kaepernick, but they may be the Jets’ two best free agent options at the position.