When one Buffalo beat writer thinks Trent Edwards has a better than 50% chance to start for the team next season, we include it in our one-liners.
When two Bills beat writers say it, we do a full post. (Especially during a sleepy February Monday.)
Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle tweets: “I agree with my
fellow Bills’ beat writer from the Buffalo News, Mark Gaughan, that Chan
Gailey may go with Trent Edwards as his QB in 2010.”
Gaughan notes Gailey’s history of coaching up so-so talents like Mike Tomczak,
Kordell Stewart, Tyler Thigpen, and Jay Fiedler.
We tend to agree with both writers because they know more about the Bills than we do and Edwards has more to work with than the other in-house candidate Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Folks expecting the Bills to find a starter through trades or free agency are unrealistic. The free agent class is dreadful, and Michael Vick is no solution. Anyone veteran the Bills bring in won’t be handed a job.
The most likely plan for Buffalo is to draft a quarterback to develop, then pray he develops faster than Edwards or J.P. Losman did.