Now that the Bills have a new head coach in place, hopefully our focus can turn to filling some of the holes the team needs to address on the field. On our list of prioritiies, where does the QB position rank? And if Trent Edwards isn't the guy, then who is?
Personally, I am not confident that the Bills will have a new signal caller for the 2010 season, based on a few reasons:
1. With the 9th pick in the draft, it is unlikely that the Bills will get Clausen or Bradford. Currently, no other QB is rated as a first round talent. I can't see the Bills starting the season with a rookie QB as the starter that is drafted in the 2nd-4th rounds.
2. There is not a whole lot available related to free agents. Many are restricted, and I can't see the Bills parting with draft picks to get Jason Campbell or another QB. I don't see Michael Vick as an option either.
3. It was a pefect storm for Trent Edwards last season. New OC three days before the start of the season, make-shift o-line, new head coach, no-huddle offense, etc. Every player has to adapt to the situation they are presented, but everyone would probably agree that everything was not his fault last season.
If the Bills can use early draft picks to address needs at left tackle and linebacker, while adding a receiver through free agency - then the QB position might not be our most glaring issue. The Bills might be able to take a QB in the 3rd or 4th round that has something to prove (Colt McCoy?) and see how he develops over a season or two.
I realize that the best teams have great QB's, but feel that our Bills have some other pieces that truly need to be addressed firt. Trent has a low price tag, and might deserve a second chance based on last season's fiasco.