According to Taylor (h/t NFL Network's Ian Rapoport), the expected recovery time for the surgery is six weeks.
"Bills QB Tyrod Taylor had a consultation visit yesterday with Dr. William Meyers and elected to have surgery this morning".
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Taylor's procedure puts the Bills in a hard situation as they attempt to determine if they want to move forward with the former Virginia Tech standout as their starter. The next season of the contract is only guaranteed through injury, and the Bills would be unlikely to pick up that pricey option unless their hand was forced. They also chose to include when Taylor informed the team of his decision, which is odd.
With the past week-and-a-half being as weird as it has been for the Buffalo Bills, this just adds right to it all.
So it appears that Buffalo Bills' quarterback Tyrod Taylor will go under the knife after all.
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.
Taylor consulted with a doctor Wednesday, which led to his decision to undergo a procedure.
The wording in the Bills' statement confirming the surgery was interesting.
Buffalo seems ready to move on from Taylor in the offseason, but it won't be able to do so if he fails his physical on March 11. Just as Buffalo made a business decision, Taylor did too; whether he's with the Bills or another team next season, he wants to be healthy.