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Bills Quarterbacks

Buffalo Bills' Quarterbacks
Year Name Draft Round College Trade or FA
1960 Richie Lucas 1st Penn State
1961 Warren Rabb 2nd LSU
1962 Jack Kemp Occidental Chargers
1963 Daryle LaMonica 24th Notre Dame
1970 Dennis Shaw 2nd San Diego State
1973 Joe Ferguson 2nd Arkansas
1985 Vince Ferragamo Cal & Nebraska
1986 Jim Kelly 1st Miami
1997 Todd Collins 2nd Michigan
1998 Doug Flutie Boston College Argonauts
1998 Rob Johnson USC Jacksonville
2001 Alex Van Pelt 8th Pitt
2002 Drew Bledsoe Washington State New England
2004 JP Losman 1st Tulane
2005 Kelly Holcomb Mid Tenn State Browns
2007 Trent Edwards 3rd Stanford
2009 Ryan Fitzpatrick Harvard Bengals

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I did not name every quarterback that started a game but left out only a few with Frank Reich, career back up, being the most notable.  Here’s my take on the list.  There have been three stable eras: Kemp, Ferguson and Kelly.  Since Kelly, as we all know, it has been chaos with nine starting quarterbacks.  Of those nine, 4 were drafted and 5 were either trades or free agents.  Of the 4 drafted, there was one each from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd rounds.  All were busts.  All trades, FAs were busts (Flutie?).  Throughout their history the Bills have only taken 3 quarterbacks in the first round and 2 were busts.  Until Flutie the Bills only went the trade/FA route once and that was Kemp. 

I don’t have a strong opinion on what OBD will do to attempt to solve what amounts to the biggest problem in managing a professional sports franchise.  I do have a hard time imagining that they will pay top dollar to a name brand coach and top dollar for an early 1st round qb pick.  If, god forbid, the current front office is making the qb call I am confident they will get it wrong. 

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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