Tyrod Taylor: I want to be the Bills' long-term QB

The NFL Draft is three months away, and like most other teams, it's unclear which direction the Buffalo Bills will go. Prior to this week, it seemed as though quarterback wouldn't be a priority at the top of the draft.

General manager Doug Whaley debunked that notion when he said the Bills would "absolutely" consider drafting one early. That likely put Tyrod Taylor on high alert, coming as somewhat of a surprise after his outstanding Pro Bowl season.

Taylor is entering the final year of his contract in 2016, so he hasn't been locked up as the Bills' franchise quarterback just yet. That's his goal, though. And he made that very clear on Wednesday night.

Via BuffaloBills.com:

Taylor was a pleasant surprise for the Bills this season after the team didn't even know who their quarterback would be in July. He led the team to an 8-8 record despite missing two games -- both of which the Bills lost.

He certainly played like a franchise quarterback in 2015, as evidenced by his Pro Bowl selection. That won't be enough to get him locked up long-term just yet, but the Bills have already said they'd consider an extension before his contract expires.