When the Bills hired Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett away from Syracuse to be their head coach and offensive coordinator, plenty of people pointed out that the Orange had a quarterback with pro potential in Ryan Nassib.
Such things were of interest in Buffalo because General Manager Buddy Nix made no attempt to hide his desire for a young franchise quarterback during the regular season. If it were up to Nassib, he’d be more than willing to take a shot at being that franchise quarterback while playing for his former college coaches.
“That would be a great situation, I love the city of Buffalo,” Nassib said, via the team’s website. “I’m a Central New York guy, that type of weather, and going to Buffalo with all those Syracuse guys there, that would be a match made in heaven.”
Nassib said he thought there was “definitely an advantage” to getting to play for the same coaches in the NFL as you played for in college. The jury’s still out on how well it’s going to work out for Ryan Tannehill and Mike Sherman in Miami. For the Dolphins’ sake, let’s hope it’s better than Danny Wuerffel and Shane Matthews with Steve Spurrier anyway.
Nassib has very little say in where he’ll wind up, obviously, but a little politicking now will only help him if he winds up in Buffalo later.