About an hour before Bills coach Dick Jauron was fired, a report surfaced that Ryan Fitzpatrick was set to take over the starting quarterback job.
There’s no way to know yet whether this was a similar case to the infamous Rob Johnson-over-Doug Flutie decision that was attributed to Bills owner Ralph Wilson. But Fitzpatrick will get the call this week in the end.
Interim head coach Perry Fewell confirmed the news at his Wednesday press conference after delaying the decision Tuesday. Fitzpatrick’s numbers are much worse than those of Trent Edwards, but the Bills went 2-1 in the games he was heavily involved in.
This demotion is a major career setback for Edwards, who appears to have lost most of the support he has in the building.
Edwards is signed through 2010, so next year’s head coach will have to decide if he’s starting material.