Cardale Jones may be on outside looking in with Bills


Shortly after he became the new General Manager of the Bills, Brandon Beane said that the team will have “open competition everywhere” on the roster and included quarterback in that promise.

At the moment, however, the only real competition at the position appears to be in the backup ranks and it doesn’t seem to be going well for Cardale Jones. T.J. Yates has been running the second team this offseason with Jones getting less time than rookie Nathan Peterman in a typical practice. In a two-minute drill Wednesday, that meant Jones threw got one rep because he was intercepted to end the session.

“You kind of sit around all day, try to go in there. You wait on your opportunity all day,” Jones said, via Mike Rodak of “Your number is called, and you kind of didn’t take advantage of it. I just checked it down to the running back a little too high. Just basically trying to get [the pass] over the D-line. I didn’t follow through on the throw all the way and it sailed over his head and right into the linebacker’s hands.”

Rodak reports that it is “difficult to envision” Jones moving ahead of Yates and Peterman was drafted with the current coaching staff in place, which may leave the 2016 fourth-rounder to move on in search of an NFL future.

15 responses to “Cardale Jones may be on outside looking in with Bills

  1. Big arm with little else to offer. Both he and Hackenberg will be out of the NFL in 3 years.

  2. Another wasted pick by Whaley, he should have been fired after his first draft, EJ Manual in the first round. Whaley does not know how to draft, two first rounders for Sammy Watkins? Then drafting injured players in 2016. Has there ever been a worse Coach-GM combo than Ryan-Whaley?

  3. I believe Cardale himself might be on here clicking the thumbs down button. Bc no one cab actually believes this guy has any talent. Unless your an Ohio fan still holding on to his one victory in college. Time to move on!

  4. If you would have simply asked if there was ever a worse GM than Whaley I could have answered that by pointing to the team that hangs banners when they participate. Or maybe Mike Tannenbaum when he was trying to run the Jets.

  5. Remember when all the “experts”, ESPN and many idiotic fans were clamoring for him to enter the draft in 2015 because they all thought he was a surefire 1st round pick?


  6. If he was smart he would embrace and do everything he could to be a career backup. It’s not a bad way to make a living and stay healthy. Some guys just will never be starter material and if they can accept it, can make a great living. Start studying and learning how to support the starter and life will be great.

  7. It’s all about opportunities. Kurt Warner wasn’t a good practice player. He bounced around a lot before he landed on the Rams roster, and it was only an injury to Trent Green that allowed him to get on the field. Others, like Favre, Steve Young, Jim Plunkett, Drew Brees, etc., were also given up on by the team that drafted them. Keep working kid. The QB position is the most difficult position for NFL teams to evaluate.

  8. Not enough experience. Bears are going to find that out with the much more talented Trubisky.

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