The Calgary Herald reports that “it’s believed” Calgary Stampeders offensive coordinator George Cortez is on the verge of being named the Bills’ new quarterbacks coach.
A 19-year veteran coach in the Canadian Football League, Cortez drew interest as a head coaching candidate from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts earlier this offseason. He coached quarterbacks for the University of California when Aaron Rodgers was still in school.
In Buffalo, Cortez will oversee a position that may experience massive overhaul this spring. The Bills have smartly soured on former third-round pick Trent Edwards, while 2009 starter Ryan Fitzpatrick has proven only backup-caliber in the league. Gibran Hamdan and Brian Brohm are also on Buffalo’s roster, but are long shots to make the 2010 team.