On Wednesday, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane took the podium at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Inevitably, the option of trading up for one of the top-tier quarterbacks was brought up by reporters. While Tyrod Taylor is on the roster as of now, the quarterback position has been and will be the biggest question mark for the Bills over the offseason.
A media member asked Beane what he thought about the cost to move into the top five since he likes having a lot of draft picks:
“I do like my picks, you nailed that,” said Beane. “It’s one of those things where if you’re gonna move up, especially in Round One, it takes a lot. The higher you go, it exponentially increases. So you have to feel good about what you’re doing. You can’t just go up there, hey, we need a quarterback, we’re going to mortgage everything to go up there. We’ve got to know that we feel this guy is the guy and is worth the ransom or whatever you want to call it that it would take to move wherever you have to move to get a guy you think fits your long-term plan.”
Beane sounds like he will be cautious through the process as he should be, considering what the Bills will have to give up to get in that area. Although, the Bills may stay put depending on how free agency pans out. The quarterback position will be the story to watch from this time until April 26th, the day of round one of the 2018 NFL Draft.