The benching of quarterback Tyrod Taylor was called a "business decision."
It was one Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn wasn't involved in and ultimately said: "I can’t speak for the owner, I can’t speak for the [General Manager]. They have to speak for themselves," as to whether the benching was an effort by the franchise to avoid having to payout $30 million guaranteed due to an injury clause if Taylor got hurt in the Week 17 finale against the Jets.
Lynn officially interviewed for the permanent job on Thursday and according to NFL Reporter Ian Rapoport, owners Terry and Kim Pegula "expressed remorse" over the benching of the QB.
On #Bills search: Owners expressed remorse to interim coach Anthony Lynn for telling him to bench Tyrod Taylor in Week 17. Lynn likes Taylor
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 8, 2017
The apology, if true, could be an effort by the owners to try and patch up a relationship and hope Lynn, if offered the head coaching job, accepts.
Rapoport's tweet is also another glaring example of the leaks that are still prevalent at One Bills Drive.
During his end of year press conference, General Manager Doug Whaley told reporters providing insider information isn't something he "subscribes to."
"We can’t confirm that the reports are coming from our building, maybe you guys can and please do confirm it with me," Whaley said on Jan. 2. "But that’s not the modus operandi that we subscribe to and we’re going to investigate it and try to shut it down as quickly as possible."
According to Mike Silver, Lynn had a great first impression interviewing for the Rams head coach job.
I'm told Anthony Lynn made a very positive impression in his Rams interview
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 8, 2017
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