Here’s another reason to believe the Bills haven’t ruled out using a first- or second-round pick on a quarterback.
Though the official numbers are not yet in on the contract signed Saturday night by Kevin Kolb, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the deal worth “up to $13 million” over two years contains a minimal downside if the Bills opt not to keep Kolb on the roster for 2013. And that’s creating the impression that, if the Bills draft a quarterback, Kolb and Tarvaris Jackson will be battling for the same roster spot — whether it’s the starter as the rookie develops or the No. 2 guy behind the first-year player.
In other words, the winner gets a Water-Pik — and the loser gets fired.
Of course, the plans will change if the Bills don’t pick up a rookie quarterback whom they hope/think/pray will become a franchise quarterback. Like other teams picking in the top 10, the Bills seem to be putting their fallback plan in place before they find out whether they’ll get in the draft a guy who could become a franchise quarterback.