Speaking Monday afternoon regarding Monday's release of quarterback Trent Edwards, Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey explained that the team's desire to work more with Brian Brohm was a factor in the decision.
"Instead of relegating (Trent) to scout team quarterback and third team because we want to work with Brian Brohm, it was smarter to let him move on and try to get another job, get a new start for him, and us move on as well," Gailey said.
"We want to work with Brian Brohm," Gailey continued, later saying "We've seen enough in Brian that we feel like he has a chance.
Gailey also expressed confidence in the team's direction under new starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
"After the way that Fitz played yesterday, I feel very confident about the direction we're going, and I think we want to look at Brian as our next option," Gailey said.
Gailey also disclosed that the team has not yet decided on whether or not they'll add a third quarterback to the roster. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier Monday that the team plans to re-sign rookie Levi Brown, and while that has not happened yet, Gailey did admit that it was a possibility.
"I think he's a guy that we would look at very closely," Gailey said. "We liked him when he was here."
Asked for his impressions on Edwards, Gailey spoke kindly of his former starting quarterback.
"Those kind of decisions are never easy. He gave us everything he had. We just felt like we were not going to go back in that direction," Gailey said. "Trent did the best he could. He's a great young man, and I wish him the best."