Jackson said he had a “productive talk” with Gailey. Jackson will remain the team’s starter. It sounds like he is a little upset with his contract too, which has long been one of the more team-friendly deals in football.
“I didn’t know what was going on and I like to be told where I stand and not kind of have to guess about it,” Jackson said via the Associated Press. “We will see how things pan out.”
It’s telling and ultimately smart Gailey quickly moved to quiet the situation down. At this stage, Jackson is the superior player to Spiller, who just hasn’t performed well in games yet. Even Spiller seems to realize it.
“Fred, he’s done proven himself,” Spiller said. “Fred has nothing else he needs to prove to anybody. I’m just a guy trying to learn of what he’s done.”
Buffalo is going to roll with a two-man backfield, like most teams this year. It sounds like Jackson will be leading the way.