You’ll have to pardon Bills general manager Buddy Nix if he’s not quite sure whether he wants to draft a quarterback or not.
After saying he needed to draft a franchise quarterback, and then circling back and saying he might not, he threw another log on the fire Friday morning, a bigger one at that.
Not only do the Bills need to draft one, he said during his weekly radio show, they might have to trade up to do so.
“Let me say this: I think there’s a time that in the era that you’re in and the development of your team, there’s a time when you can move up a round to take a quarterback,” Nix said on WGR, unsolicited (via Tim Graham of the Buffalo News). “And I think the time’s now for us.
“I mean, if a guy’s there — I keep saying that, and there’ll be one out there — if the guy’s there, then I think we’ll target — as I’ve said before — drafting a good quarterback. We need a good, young quarterback, and we’re going to do our best to get him.”
Nix either has something in mind and is trying to get his fans accustomed to the idea of making a big move, or he’s been swayed by the marketing department to keep the 5-8 Bills pertinent by talking about a bold plan.
Either way, spending all the free agent money last year didn’t work, so maybe making an Redskins-type splash for a guy they think could be their Robert Griffin III is the next step.