Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix made his first extensive public comments about the state of his 4-12 football team on Tuesday at the 2011 Senior Bowl. Perhaps the biggest storyline coming out of the interview is the fact that Nix admitted to reporters that he'll need to draft a quarterback prospect this April.
"Yeah, probably," Nix said, referring to the idea of taking a quarterback anywhere, not necessarily in the first round. "To answer the question of third pick, whoever is there that we think is going to be a franchise impact player for us is the guy we'll draft. Where anybody thinks it makes sense [in terms of position], it doesn't matter to me. If it's a guy that we think long-term's an impact guy, no matter what the position, we'll take him."
That doesn't mean that Nix and head coach Chan Gailey are down on the team's current starting quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
"We certainly like Fitz," Nix said. "[His performance] wasn't more than we expected because I knew Chan would get him to play better. We counted on that and he did. I really like him. I think he's got a lot of qualities you need. We just need to keep putting good players out there."