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QB Taylor signs contract extension with Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills on Friday announced quarterback Tyrod Taylor has a signed contract extension with the team. The Bills currently are conducting their annual training camp at St. John Fisher College.

In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. But sources told ESPN and the Buffalo News that the deal is for six years and $90 million. Taylor could earn millions more through incentives, but the Bills have a $10 million buyout option after the first year and another out after the second, ESPN reported. Taylor had been scheduled to enter the final year of his contract in 2016.

Taylor signed with the Bills in the 2015 offseason after four years as a backup with the Baltimore Ravens.

In his first season as the Bills’ starter, Taylor started all 14 games he played in while completing 242 of 380 pass attempts for 3,035 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions last season. Taylor posted a 99.4 passer rating, which marked the second-best in team history behind Jim Kelly in 1990.

Taylor also established a franchise record for rushing yards by a Bills quarterback in a single season with 568 yards. His ability to attack teams through the air and ground led to him becoming the third QB in NFL history to finish a season with a passer rating over 99 and more than 40 yards rushing per game, team officials said.

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