With Fred Taylor’s visit today now official, the first thing that might concern people is the fact that he’ s 33, but the guy takes remarkable care of himself from those I’ve spoken with. That’s why at age 31 the guy ran for over 1,200 yards and made the Pro Bowl. What I find interesting is he has said he’d like to rush for more career yardage than Jim Brown before he retires.
Right now he’s 1,041 yards away from doing that. He could conceivably get that in two seasons as a backup tailback for the Bills or another club.
Helping the Bills cause is Taylor is tight with Marcus Stroud.
Taylor wouldn’t have to be the lead guy in Buffalo, even though the Bills have some uncertainty in terms of RB availability based on what pans out concerning Marshawn Lynch. Fred Jackson proved last year and the year before in games that he started for an injured Lynch that he can carry the load.
I’m just ballparking here, but I think a team should be able to get him for between $1M or $1.5M a year.
Tags: Fred Jackson, Fred Taylor, Marshawn Lynch
Posted in Inside the Bills