Dec 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis (9) celebrates a touchdown during the second half of their 34-20 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Season Expectations: Quarterback Thad Lewis

Thad Lewis is coming into 2014 with some decent confidence as the Buffalo Bills backup quarterback as he was a thorn in the side of the Miami Dolphins. While some Bills fans wanted him to start the 2014 season despite havin g a 2-3 record as a starter last season. Since it was him, not E.J. Manuel that swept the Dolphins due to knee injuries and the Bills haven’t done that since 2007. Lewis isn’t a bad quarterback, he just isn’t very good either; however in a pinch he can deliver a solid game or two if need be.

Thad Lewis in 2013 threw for 1,092 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions which isn’t bad in five games. He is a 6-foot-2 220 pound quarterback who has a good throwing motion and rhythm plus he can  take off and run if he is flushed out of the pocket and get some decent yards. That being said, ideally Lewis only will come in and play in garbage time when the Bills don’t want to risk an injury to Manuel as those were far too frequent last season which in turn cost the team too much.

While  Thad Lewis is an average quarterback and that’s what sums him up best as he won’t blow anyone away but he won’t lose ugly. As a Bills fan one can expect Lewis to likely get ideally only a couple hundred yards passing and maybe a touchdown or two if the opposing team just admits defeat and a player just breaks a play off and scores.

All and all, Thad Lewis isn’t the best backup quarterback in the NFL, he is far from the worst and in fact he was actually better than some team’s starting quarterback last season.  It will be interesting to see how much Lewis plays this season, if at all besides garbage duty.

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