After trading Cardale Jones, Bills think they’re set at quarterback

AP

The Buffalo Bills think they have all the quarterbacks they need.

After trading Cardale Jones to the Chargers, Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said he’s set with Tyrod Taylor as the starter, T.J. Yates as the veteran backup and Nathan Peterman as the rookie who will learn on the job.

“Right now we’re planning to go with these three,” Beane said, via the Buffalo News. “You never rule anything out. Anything that can help our roster, we’re always looking at, but right now we’re good with three.”

Asked about Colin Kaepernick, Beane said he’s not a consideration.

“Obviously Colin, he’s had great success in the past,” Beane said. “I’ve not looked into him or anything like that. We’ve had plenty of quarterbacks here. I like the mesh of the three that we have. We liked Cardale, but our our goal right now is just to let these three go and see how it goes at camp.”

Whether the Bills have their long-term starter remains to be seen, but they have their 2017 quarterbacks in place, and they’re not expecting that to change.

35 responses to “After trading Cardale Jones, Bills think they’re set at quarterback

  1. I think they’re set at QB also (provided they don’t even want to sniff the playoffs for another 10 years or so)

  2. The Buffalo Bills think they have all the quarterbacks they need…
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    Just the latest in a long line of in-your-face monster announcements by the offseason champs. What was it yesterday? Rex saying “Under the radar”, last week BSPN saying “Tyrod is better than you think” and “now have quality on both sides of the ball” etc, etc. And yet under all that bluster even BSPN are only predicting 7-9, which is even less than my 8-8 call.

  3. This team needs a few things before they even get a sniff at a winning season again- QB, 2 WR’s, Another TE, 2 CB’s and a LB just for starters

  4. You mean a team with three QB on the roster already wont add a fourth? That sounds like a ‘spiracy!!

  5. Tyrod is good enough, he ain’t the problem. That Rex Ryan defense and lack of reliable WRs in 2016 was the problem.

  6. They ARE set. They have a versatile starter that the Broncos wanted. Taylor isn’t a pocket passer but his skills fit well with the strong run game. Yates is a proven QB with NFL starting experience and has played in this scheme with this DC before. Peterman is a project and was projected to go higher in the draft. Look around the League ……. There are better starters but not too many better trios. They are set and Jones was just taking up space and taking away reps.

  7. Bills: “We are all set at QB”
    Reporter: “Will you be looking at Colin Kaepernick?”
    Bills: “No, we are all set at QB.”
    Reporter: “Racist.”

    I do, however, think Kaep probably fits that system well and is hands down the best option they could have backing up Taylor. Again, does he want to back up somewhere or go somewhere he can compete to start? Does he even want to play at all? Is he sitting back laughing at how frequently his name gets brought up when he is not even looking for work? Who knows. This site does all the talking for him!

  8. Why not trade Tyrod for something now, start Yates with Peterman doing some filling in? With Tyrod, Bills are destined to go 8-8 at best, rather be patient for a franchise QB pick next draft.

  9. gah05 says:
    Jul 28, 2017 10:56 AM
    Why not trade Tyrod for something now, start Yates with Peterman doing some filling in? With Tyrod, Bills are destined to go 8-8 at best, rather be patient for a franchise QB pick next draft

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    If you think the Bills are 8-8, at best, with Tyrod, then what do you think he (and his current contract) can bring in a trade?

  10. thetooloftools says:
    Jul 28, 2017 12:34 PM

    Ask Cardale. Where would you rather be holding a clip board in fall / winter…. Buffalo or L.A?
    He didn’t get traded, he got a reprieve.
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    Got to love fools that have no clue how beautiful Western New York is. LA is a swamp infested, smog infested dump, and Oakland is even worse.

  11. There are better starters but not too many better trios.
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    That would suggest that the 20-25 teams with better starters have horrible backups

    possible but I doubt it

  12. Sit in Buffalo behind Taylor, Yates, & Peterman with no shot of playing or go to LA and learn from Rivers. This is a win for Cardale.

  13. They obviously meant they are set “this year” because there is no QB available that does anything to improve them. There’s a reason they picked up an extra 1st in the draft this year.

    LOL @ the people stretching to make it sound like something else.

  14. I like the Tyrod/Shady offense, but it’s hard to win games consistently with that type of offense. The right coach will game plan for it and keep it in check. Also, it’s hard to win if your team is behind. It’s not a “come from behind” offense.

  15. The Bills are rebuilding (again…still). This year the entire organization has been leveled to restart the real process of rebuilding. Rex was just an infected band-aid that Buffalo put on an open wound, with predictable results.

    It is going to take a couple of seasons of harsh discipline, with addition-by-subtraction of Buffalo’s bad-attitude, over-paid, low-performance players (like Watkins and Dareus), coupled with plenty of regular season losses before the Bills are ready to sniff the playoffs again. There is no area on this team that is either league-leading or even “strong”. Don’t hang expectations on them that they can’t live up to. And expect many Bills to fold under the pressure of Coach McDermott’s discipline.

    I suspect that within two years, very few of the current Bills roster will remain. And the three guys at QB? The Bills are all set with snap-taking placeholders. Punching bags for a losing season. Bodies fit for body bags on the island of misfit toys.

  16. I’ll admit, no single person is great at everything, but a G.M. needs to be good at evaluating QB’s, or at least have somebody on his staff that can do it. This is now two GM’s in a row with the same weakness. Buffalo is a good football town with great fans. C’mon owner. Get this thing right. You don’t have a QB on your roster, and the season is getting close. Maybe the owner is making so much money, winning doesn’t matter. Baffling.

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