Jay Skurski's 3 Bills thoughts: Trade Tyrod Taylor?, Cyrus Kouandjio's future, Richie Incognito gets snubbed - The Buffalo News

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Jay Skurski's 3 Bills thoughts: Trade Tyrod Taylor?, Cyrus Kouandjio's future, Richie Incognito gets snubbed

1. Earlier this week, The Buffalo News published a list of 10 quarterbacks who could be available this offseason in the event the Bills decide to walk away from quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Reaction has been all over the map, but a general consensus is that fans aren't real excited about the available options.

One idea that hasn't been given much thought is the idea of trading Taylor. His contract, which contains that massive option that is due by the third day of the league year, actually does not have salary-cap hits that are outrageous. If exercised, Taylor's contract carries cap hits starting at $15.9 million and topping out at $17.65 million. That's reasonable for a starting quarterback in today's NFL.

If there are teams out there that view Taylor as an upgrade at the position, which is not a stretch to suggest, the Bills could net a draft pick in return as they enter into a rebuild. It's hard to forecast what Taylor would bring back in a trade -- who saw the Vikings giving up a first-round pick for Sam Bradford? -- but getting a draft pick would be much preferable to letting Taylor walk for nothing. It would allow the Bills to address the position with a veteran free agent or another trade, and then the draft.

Another consideration has to be the fate of General Manager Doug Whaley and coach Rex Ryan. If either or both of them are replaced, the new coach and/or GM will have a say on Taylor's future. If they aren't fans, a trade becomes an even better idea.

2. Cyrus Kouandjio seems to have found his comfort zone as the team's backup left tackle. With that in mind, how about this idea to fix the issues the team has had at right tackle -- move Cordy Glenn there. That might seem like an odd plan just one year after Glenn signed a big contract extension, but if the goal is to get the five best linemen on the field, and Kouandjio's best position is clearly left tackle, it could be a beneficial move. Doing so would take one less item off the Bills' offseason shopping list.

If it didn't work out, Glenn could always shift back to the left side.

3. I don't pretend to watch every game of every other team in the NFL, so it's hard to say with 100-percent certainty, but my vote for biggest Pro Bowl snub on the Bills is guard Richie Incognito. He has been a rock again this season for Buffalo. I have to wonder if Incognito's reputation works against him in situations like these.

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