The Buffalo Bills released a rather interesting statement Thursday morning detailing the process in which quarterback Tyrod Taylor decided to have surgery on his groin.
That’s the first major takeaway here, not the fact that Taylor himself underwent surgery.
“Bills QB Tyrod Taylor had a consultation visit yesterday with Dr. William Meyers and elected to have surgery this morning,” the statement read. “The Bills were informed late yesterday of this morning’s procedure.”
It goes without saying that there’s been some major drama surrounding Taylor and the Bills since he was benched prior to the team’s Week 17 game (more on that here).
The Bills are likely looking to get out from under Taylor’s contract, a deal that will guarantee him north of $30 million should he be on the roster in March. The expected recovery time for Taylor’s surgery is six weeks.
This is good news for the Bills, as all but $2.8 million of that total is guaranteed for injury only. This means if Taylor doesn’t pass a physical in March, Buffalo would be on the hook for a large sum of cash.
It’s interesting that the Bills’ statement would read “elected to have surgery.” The prelude to the press release on their site also used the terminology “chose to have surgery.” One has to wonder if the team is gearing up for a fight should Taylor not pass through his physical.
Seen as a favorite of the recently fired Rex Ryan, Taylor spoke out about his benching and didn’t seem too happy about it (more on that here).
Needless to say, it appears Taylor’s Bills career is all but over.