The backup quarterback carousel took a spin on Thursday when Charlie Whitehurst jumped to the Titans and Kellen Clemens replaced him as the clipboard holder in San Diego.
That move is likely to shake Ryan Fitzpatrick loose in Tennessee, adding an experienced backup option for teams looking to make such an addition this offseason. Fitzpatrick was in Buffalo before joining the Titans and the Bills don’t have much experience on the depth chart, but General Manager Doug Whaley said Friday that the team isn’t looking for anyone at the moment.
“We are comfortable with where we are at the quarterback position,” Whaley said on WGR 550.
The Bills have E.J. Manuel heading into his second year after a rookie season compromised by a series of knee injuries that wound up costing him a big chunk of the preseason and six regular season games. Thad Lewis and Jeff Tuel each started games in his place with Lewis playing well enough to make himself an option for the No. 2 job, but it seemed like a spot where the Bills might increase competition to be sure they’re as strong as possible behind Manuel.