There hasn't been allot of love thrown towards this guy. Almost to the point where you could count on one hand the number of rumbler's that support him. Recently, we discussed the importance of Trent Edwards to our offense, and Trent is in the critical point of his career. Having success this year running the offense and we will need to lock him up long term. We are talking some big bucks here. Trent is undeniably our #1 QB but is his situation any different than that of his back up. Yes he is expected to lead, but isn't Ryan expected to sail the ship without a glaring drop off. This post is to keep us focused on the importance of our back up QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Your true thoughts after the jump.
Trent is heading into camp this year as the undisputed #1 QB of the Buffalo Bills. He battled a former #1 pick in J.P. How much easier could this competition be for him. J.P. had some serious accuracy problems. Trent is young, talented, fragile, and very inexperienced. He won the job from J.P. because he showed the most efficiency in running the offense than J.P. Thus making him a highly qualified competitor for a #1 starting QB Job. Trent didn't have to back up a Carson Palmer. Competitor is all, because he really hasn't proved anything, he hasn't been in the league that long.
Enter Ryan Fitzpatrick-----Back up QB from the Cincinnati Bengals. The guy is doomed right there. Playing experience is something like 11 games last year winning 4 out of their last 5. Not exactly running up the score in any of those wins. The Bills wasted no time in picking him up. Obviously, they liked what they saw in his game. Bringing in Ryan doesn't exactly have someone breathing down Trent's back like J.P. This should allow Trent to mature naturally and become the starter we all think he can become. BUT, hasn't Ryan shown some progress here. He did look pathetic early in camp. He has shown progress running this offense. Indirectly he could be keeping Trent honest in his potential future stardom in this league. Ryan is a good one to watch over these next few weeks. This is a valuable time for our #2 QB and he is starting to look pretty good. Still there is not much positive attention regarding his value on this team. He is learning a new offense and running it at a faster pace. The faster pace is the only thing the two have in common from day one. The offense is new to Ryan not to Trent.
I am not afraid to embarrass myself with my opinions, but if Ryan continues with his progression as he has the last couple weeks. We could be more than set at the QB position for the first time in awhile. Edwards and Fitzpatrick need to come out against Green Bay and shows some quality calls out of the no huddle and move the ball just as consistent as the other guy. To the point where the two maybe competing against who can read the defense better and make the hot reads on a consistent basis. I am saying that we could have a serious competition here, not a controversy but a competition.
The Bills took Fitzpatrick for a reason. If he wants to play, he will show it this preseason. He has started out "NOT BAD" so far. Your Thoughts today and maybe again on Sunday after the game.