Tarvaris Jackson had an awful experience in Buffalo last year, but said that a conversation with general manager Buddy Nix convinced him he’d get something this year he didn’t get last year — a chance.
Jackson was stuck behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tyler Thigpen last year, and just saw the Bills go get Kevin Kolb this year amid widespread assumptions they’ll draft one as well.
But he still feels more confident.
“Before I left I had been talking to Buddy Nix and that was really one of the main reasons why I came back,” Jackson told Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News. “Just talking to him it seemed they really wanted me to come back. That was No. 1 on my list. It was a no-brainer. . . .
“It was just talking about how things played out and it’ll be a little different this year. I’ll get a chance to compete, so that’s all you can ask for.”
Jackson said even with the coaching change, he feels more familiar with Buffalo now, after being traded last year during the preseason.
And even though there might not be a spot for both the veteran quarterbacks on the Bills roster, Jackson at least feels like he has an honest opportunity to win a job.