1) That's just worry for worry's sake.
2) Young QB improvement is not only far from guaranteed but also by no means linear.
A step back in 2018 is actually more likely to mean more and possibly WORSE football in the future than anything.
Don't forget that young QB's JP Losman, Trent Edwards and EJ Manuel all had their moments early in their careers and regressed horribly.
Even if they have an initial introductory success as the league gets a look.....guys like Cardale or Mahomes or Darnold are more likely to go that route.....think Josh Freeman or RG3 etc......... than become a franchise QB. You gotta' take shots at getting better but there is nothing wrong with trying to develop a QB from something other than a tanked out roster/base.
Tyrod Taylor is a proven commodity........he produced thru defensive adjustments this year.........with one of the poorest WR corps in the NFL........supported by one of it's worst defenses and arguably the worst RT in football.
He ain't Tom Brady but he's certainly good enough to be the Bills Alex Smith and help create something here that can be built upon.
Sink-or-swim QB flops kill coaches, cause regime changes, scheme changes and mass personnel changes..........that's not the best way to developing a winning organization.
1) It's setting yourself up for major issues.
2) Every rookie QB in this draft class should be brought along slowly. All have issues that need corrected prior to getting in a real NFL game.
EJ is a great example of throwing a talented, but raw player to the wolves way too soon. He had - and continues to have - serious mechanical issues. Had those been worked out before he got on the field then things might have been better.
I agree that Taylor is a proven commodity. He's a low-tier starter/high-end backup in the NFL. If that's what you're dying to have, then he's your guy for $40.5M over the next two seasons.