Tyrod Taylor To Have Surgery
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Jan 06, 2017,
Jan 06, 2017, 0:50
"[Taylor] had a consultation visit yesterday with Dr. William Meyers and elected to have surgery this morning".
The Bills benched the starter for the meaningless season finale against the Jets - a 30-10 setback - reportedly in hopes of keeping Taylor healthy enough to pass his March 11 physical. Offseason surgeries are commonplace for players after the wear-and-tear of a 16-game National Football League season, but Taylor's comes with $30 million worth of intrigue. If Taylor is unable to pass a physical in about nine weeks by the March 11 deadline, however, he would be owed $27.5 million in injury guarantees.
Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor underwent groin surgery on Thursday morning, further complicating his future with the team. The Bills were informed of the decision Wednesday.
Taylor's recovery time as Rapoport stated will be six weeks but depending on how the surgery goes and the therapy after, it could be eight weeks at max.
In his first opportunity as a starting quarterback in 2015, Taylor was a pleasant surprise.
The decision to bench Taylor led to the premature firing of Rex Ryan as head coach, according to MMQB.com.
Taylor dealt with a groin injury for much of the 2016 season and said Monday he wanted to receive a second opinion on the injury. "But we'll see when that happens".
The MMQB's Albert Breer outlined the predicament, saying that if Buffalo were to release Taylor before he's healthy, the NFL Players' Association would argue that he's entitled to his money for 2017 - a $15.5 million option bonus, the dispersion of which triggers the guarantee of his $12 million base salary. If he fails that physical, his guaranteed money, to the tune of $27.5 million, will be fully guaranteed, regardless of the club option being picked up.More news: Hulu strikes deal with CBS for upcoming TV service