After Saturday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Buffalo Bills found themselves with only one quarterback healthy enough to play. Both starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor and third stringer TJ Yates suffered concussions, leaving only rookie Nathan Peterman under center. The team made a move today to sign free agent quarterback Keith Wenning.
Wenning was a sixth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2014 and has spent time with three different teams, only making an active roster one time with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015. Wenning was most recently waived by the New York Giants in May. He has never seen any game action.
Wenning may not be a flashy name, but the signing of the former Ball State QB makes a lot of sense. Wenning has connections to two of the most important pieces on the Bills offense; offensive coordinator Rick Dennison and starting QB Tyrod Taylor. Wenning was in Baltimore when Dennison was the Ravens quarterbacks coach and Taylor was Joe Flacco’s backup.
In reality, Wenning is just a QB that can throw the ball and has some familiarity with the offense to play in the fourth preseason game. Unless something crazy happens, he’s not a contender to make the roster at this point.