We noted yesterday that Bills G.M. Buddy Nix thinks the Bills need to add a quarterback in this year’s NFL draft.
But Bills owner Ralph Wilson says his team, which owns the No. 3 overall pick, is only going to take a quarterback in the first round if a quarterback is the best player available.
“If there is not a quarterback at No. 3 we like, we’re not going to reach and take him,” Wilson said. “We’re going to take the player we like best.”
Both Wilson and Nix have been asked about Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, and Nix acknowledged that Newton is a player the Bills are considering at No. 3. But Nix says it’s way too early to talk about whether Newton is the “franchise impact player” that Nix says the team will take in the first round.
“We’ve done some work on him,” Nix said. “We’ve got two more months to go, and that’ll answer all the questions.”
We’ve actually got three more months — three more months of speculation about whether the Bills will draft a quarterback at No. 3.