Why would the Bills NOT draft another QB this year? You can't just take a guy and then exclaim "he's our guy" for
the next three or four years when you're starting with nothing.
Pretty simple really...because we already have a young first round pick QB hand picked by this regime who has shown plenty of promise already. How about invest in developing the kid you believe in and draft OL and weapons help? You keep wasting high picks on QB's then how are you supposed to build a team around him? EJ has shownight years more talent and potential than Gabbert, so Jax comparisons are ridiculous.
And FYI to FireChan, you site Jax as the wrong way to do it (draft one QB and give him a couple years before looking for another QB) and yet that's how almost every team has done it every time in all of the history of the NFL. Very few teams have added more than one high round QB in back to back years or same draft in the NFLs history. So it's your same old stuff where you take only one example where it didn't work while ignoring the hundreds where it did. If EJ came out and played like Gabbert did, then fine, but the kid has shown lots of skills, poise, leadership and potential. Keep building the talent around him and give him the BEST opportunity to succeed. And I guarantee 100% bills won't take a QB in first couple rounds. If someone unexpectedly slides to 3rd round, then maybe as a backup guy and potential trade bait in future.
This team should always be looking to get better. A QB in the 2nd or 3rd round will aid in that progress. Not a knock on EJ, who's already had 2 significant injuries in his short NFL career, but more of an insurance policy.
I wouldn't call EJs injuries significant. He didn't break or tear anything. He took a massive shot in the knee that should have done more damage, and yet he didn't even get a tear or a break.
We have a quarterback in waiting in EJ. Unless he poops the bed in the games he plays the rest of the season I would think the brain trust would ask the question:
"Why are our various quarterbacks getting sacked, hurried and hurt so often?
and might come up with the answer:
"Because big fast ugly guys are pounding the hell out of them before they can complete passes."
That being the case, I suspect we might finally realize that we have to protect any quarterback who comes in. Dan Darragh and Brett Farvre look pretty much equal when they are lying on their back, iced up on the bench, or on injured reserve.
Edited by Alphadawg7, 01 November 2013 - 11:55 AM.