The big news on Friday (March 9, 2018) was that of a trade that came out of Buffalo, New York.
The Bills made some moves earlier this week to free up some money in order to sign some free agents this offseason.
They made a big move by trading star quarterback Tyrod Taylor, which in turn freed up even more money in order to open up their salary cap.
By looking at the numbers, with the Bills releasing Taylor, they cleared nearly #11 million from their salary cap and saved the team $16 million in real money.
It should be noted they will still have to save $4.8 million in order to sign the players that they select in the upcoming Draft that takes place next month.
Taylor has had an interesting road throughout his professional football career. Taylor, who is only 28 years of age, played at Virginia Tech during his college days from 2008 - 2011 and was a starter.
He then went through the draft process and was chosen in the sixth round by the Baltimore Ravens. Thus, he served as the backup to starting quarterback Joe Flacco.
He has a SuperBowl ring to go along with it as he was with the team when they picked up Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
However, following the 2014 season, the Ravens decided to re-sign him and thus he was placed on the free agent market where he signed with the Bills. During that season, he was the starter.
Halfway through the 2017 season, the Bills made a surprising move by benching Taylor in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman.
That didn’t work out well for the team as Peterman played three quarters and was replaced by Taylor after playing badly.
The Browns stayed busy this week by wheeling and trading as they also acquired Jarvis Landry and Damarious Randall. It’s clear that new Browns general manager John Dorsey is making moves and trying to create a new team for the Browns’ fanbase.
Now, the Bills are without a starting quarterback and will need to find one either in the Draft or in free agency.
They will have to find one quick as this is a quarterback league and without an elite one, it makes it much tougher to win in the NFL.
Fans of the Bills have taken to social media to sound off on losing Taylor. You can see some of their reaction here:
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