Bills' Tyrod Taylor: Endorsement without a ring

Both general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott have given Taylor lukewarm endorsements in recent weeks, praising the quarterback in some talk while also saying the quarterback position will be subject to constant competition, The Buffalo News reports.

Don't read too much into this and think Taylor might not be the starter come Week 1 -- only injury would prevent something of that magnitude. But it took awhile this offseason for the team to commit to Taylor, and that's still thought to be only a short-term strategy until he proves himself further, especially with two first-round picks waiting in 2018. Those who draft Taylor will have to hope he plays well early in the season, or he runs the risk of being subbed out later in the season if the Bills -- a team with talent but also with a difficult 2017 schedule while going through a bit of a rebuild -- end up falling out of the playoff chase.

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