An interesting point was brought to my attention by Danny Kannell during a radio interview. The hosts asked about Ryan Tannehill
and what he thought of him. Kannell sighed and basically said he never would have drafted him in the 1st Round. He went on to say he was a stretch to even take in the 2nd round because of how far he needs to come due to his experience level at the position. He made a really good point, though, that more NFL teams are willing draft project QB's in the 1st Round because the financial risk is SUBSTANTIALLY lower. That's why the Jags could live with Gabbert, the Vikes could reach for Ponder, and the Dolphins
could snag Tannehill. I mean, I'm sure it pains any owner to have to pay a guy franchise quaterback salary while rides the pine and gets OJT. That's no longer an issue.
It's an interesting point, because, Buffalo needs a developmental QB. And if Fitzpatrick has a good season and remains "the guy," then Buffalo might be able to live with taking a 1st round QB whom they can groom as soon as next year. Buffalo's current back-ups are both already surpassing $2M/year in salary. Of course this is looking too far ahead, but if Buffalo finishes with a good record and has no apparent holes in the roster pop up, then Bills
' fans may finally fish their wish and get a "developmental, franchise, the guy" quaterback in 2013.
As to who that might be: some potential 1st round names are Matt Barkley, Landry Jones, Tyler Wilson, Logan Thomas, Aaron Murray, (Tyler Bray = dark horse)
Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.