Bills coach Doug Marrone says he has no timetable for picking his starting quarterback, other than that he’ll know his starter when he sees him pull away from the other two quarterbacks in the team’s three-man competition.
“Once we see one person pull away from the others, then I think you make that decision. To put a timeline or anything on it, I think, is very difficult,” Marrone said. “It’s up to the players to do that.”
Kevin Kolb, who knows a thing or two about being involved in quarterback competitions, said at today’s Organized Team Activities that he believes the whole team will rally around the starter — whoever he is — because the whole team will see that the starter has earned it on the practice field.
“Whenever somebody does win the battle, I think everybody feels that that’s right,” Kolb said. “If you prove it on the field, everybody is on board with it. The teammates, everybody. So that’s the best way to handle it.”
The teammates may be on board with it if Kolb or Tarvaris Jackson wins the quarterback competition. But Bills fans have to be hoping that E.J. Manuel will prove himself ready to start from Week One.