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Buffalo Bills place Mitchell Trubisky on COVID-19/IR list ahead of Jacksonville Jaguars game

Davis Webb will be the backup

The small COVID-19 outbreak on the Buffalo Bills is a little bit bigger. A few days after Jake Fromm and Tanner Gentry landed on COVID-19 reserve, and the day before the Bills play the Jacksonville Jaguars, backup quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was placed on the same reserve list. Per NFL reporter Aaron Wilson, Trubisky tested positive for COVID-19.

This is obviously a concern to track, given that two of the four members of Buffalo’s quarterback room are now unavailable this weekend (and potentially longer, in the worst case). It’s probably a good sign that Josh Allen is currently available for tomorrow’s game, but nothing will be certain there until the team makes their inactive list official.

With Trubisky out of the picture, the Bills elevated Davis Webb to be their backup quarterback for the game. This will be the first game of Webb’s career; the former third-round pick has either been inactive or on the practice squad since he was drafted in 2017 by the New York Giants.

The Bills also elevated rookie tight end Quintin Morris from their practice squad. Last week, Kahale Warring saw some snaps with Dawson Knox out, and it appears the Bills are giving another practice squad tight end the opportunity. This would be the first game of Morris’s career, if he’s active.