NFL owners aren’t usually in the business of critiquing other teams’ draft picks. But Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson ripped the Denver Broncos today for their decision to draft Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.
“Denver panicked,” Wilson said. “He’s a good player but we had no interest in taking Tebow. We were not moving up to take Tebow.”
There was a belief in some quarters that the Broncos picked Tebow where they did in part because the Denver brain trust thought the Bills were looking to move up and take Tebow. But Bills G.M. Buddy Nix said that wasn’t true, and now Wilson has said it even more forcefully.
Wilson also praised the player the Bills did take, Clemson running back C.J. Spiller.
“I think he was the best player in the draft,” Wilson said. “We’ve been dull for 10 years . . . no excitement. We’ve got to create some excitement.”
When it’s time to negotiate a contract, Spiller’s agent may remind Wilson that he thought Spiller was the best player in the draft.