NFL.com's Jason La Canfora, citing a league source, is reporting that the Buffalo Bills are expected to start Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback in their Week 11 game in Jacksonville.
Trent Edwards, the team's opening-day starter, was pulled in favor of Fitzpatrick at the end of the team's Week 10 loss to Tennessee despite a solid first-half showing from the offense. Fitzpatrick has been at the helm for two of Buffalo's three wins this season, though he has yet to throw for more than 123 yards in a game as a Bill.
For Edwards, this move represents the low point in a career that showed early signs of promise, but quickly fizzled to mediocrity. The Bills are 3-10 in the last 13 games that Edwards has completed. Edwards returned to the lineup last week after recovering from his second career concussion, but his return didn't last a full four quarters.
As we discussed this morning, this move likely has only one reason behind it: the team, and head coach Dick Jauron, appears to have completely lost faith in the third-year signal caller from Stanford. It's hardly a ringing endorsement of Fitzpatrick, and highlights the full-blown mess the team is right now.