The Buffalo Bills need a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers to keep their playoff hopes alive in 2016. According to the latest reports, that might not be all that's on the line on Sunday.
According to multiple reports, including Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com, and both Tim Graham and Bucky Gleason of The Buffalo News, the job of Rex Ryan as head coach of the Buffalo Bills is on the line as well. All three reported shortly ahead of Sunday's kickoff that an in-season firing of Rex Ryan could be on the way, with LaCanfora even reporting that it could happen as early as Monday.
Gleason tweeted that it seems like Ryan's firing is a matter of "when," not "if" -- even with a Bills victory. If the Bills were to move on during the season, all seem to indicate that current Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn would be the man to take over as head coach on an interim basis.
LaCanfora also reported a source that said that, barring quarterback Tyrod Taylor doing a complete turnaround in the final games of the 2016 season, the Bills are unlikely to pick up the option on his contract for the 2017 season.
The Bills have said publicly that they have yet to make a decision on Taylor's future.