The Buffalo Bills have benched quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and he’s going to be an extremely expensive benchwarmer.
The decision is a bit mind-boggling, given the fact the Bills are currently 5-4. Either way, they’re about to eat a ton of money for a guy to not take snaps.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted Wednesday morning, “The Bills have benched Tyrod Taylor for Nathan Peterman. They pay Taylor $441,176 per week. They pay Peterman $465,000 FOR THE SEASON.”
The Bills have benched Tyrod Taylor for Nathan Peterman. They pay Taylor $441,176 per week. They pay Peterman $465,000 FOR THE SEASON.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 15, 2017
I always love stories like this. There’s not too many things funnier in the world of sports than when high profile players with massive contracts get relegated to the pine. How could you even be upset if you’re Taylor?
The Bills are paying you nearly $450,000 a week to not play. You’re making more money in one week than most people make in a few years, and you don’t have to worry about getting banged up at all. Seems like the best case scenario if you ask me. It might not bode well for the next contract, but it’s certainly not too bad in the short term.