Buffalo Bills projected starting quarterback Trent Edwards now has his first pre-season experience in Chan Gailey's offense under his belt. During Friday night's 42-17 loss to the Washington Redskins, Edwards went from steady (5-of-6, 44 yards on the opening drive) to fairly awful (1-of-6, 14 yards, 1 INT) over four series, which included two three-and-outs. Buffalo's first-team offense scored three points, and Edwards ended the contest with a QB rating of 29.2.
The Bills' backups did not fare much better. Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 9-of-14 passes, but for only 61 yards, though he did add a touchdown. Rookie Levi Brown went 3-of-7 for 28 yards with an interception late in the game. Brian Brohm, currently No. 3 on the depth chart, did not play, but will see all of the second-team snaps in Thursday's pre-season matchup with Indianapolis.
The question this morning is simple: should Trent Edwards remain atop Buffalo's depth chart, or should the Bills try giving first-team reps to one of their depth options? I believe there are meritorious points to be made on either side of this debate, and while I know which way I'll be voting, I'll save the opinion for the comments section. You're invited to join me there.