I want to preface this by saying I think Buddy Nix is doing a wonderfule job rebuilding this franchise and may finally have on the cusp of our long playoff draight.
He has always been very honest and upfront about everything and that has been refreshing. That is why when he made the comment recently that he would like to draft a QB every year it was kind one of those things that makes you go hmmmmm.
Why, aside from 7th round pick Levi Brown, he has never drafted one and did not again this year. The middle rounds were full of guys that have some potential like Russel Wilson, Kirk Cousins
, and Nick Foles
. However, when it comes to the most important position on the team he continues to pass.
Does this mean he has way too much faith in Ryan Fitzpatrick
. I sure hope he can read the tea leaves here. I am a huge Bills
fan and would like nothing more than for Fitz to be a Pro Bowl player and take us to the Super Bowl. I just think we have all seen enough to know that he is just too average to do that. We will need a true franchise QB if we are ever going to compete for more than just getting in the playoffs. The sooner Buddy and Chan realize this the better.
Next year will be no different in the draft as potential franchise QBs like Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson, Tyler Bray, and Landry Jones should all be coming out. If this years draft taught us anything it is that with the new CBA teams are much more willing to trade at the top of the draft. Dallas only needed to surrender a second round pick to move from 14 to 6. If Buffalo wants to ever have that true franchise signal caller, they will have to stop waiting for someone to fall (which has not happened) and trade up to go get the one you want.
Over the past couple of drafts and free agency periods many teams have filled their QB needs and there only remain a few teams that are truly QB needy. Not all of them should be picking 1-2-3 so all we need to do is find a team in the top 3 that wants to get out and get more picks.
C'mon Buddy. Step up next year and go get the cornerstone piece.
Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.