Buffalo Bills Free Agent Options At Quarterback


Dec 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez (3) drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills have a couple of offseason needs this year, and probably the biggest one is that Buffalo Bills need to find a better quarterback.  Without a first round draft pick, the Buffalo Bills have two options, not counting EJ Manuel.  The Buffalo Bills can trade for someone or find someone free agency.

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  • Rex Ryan is coming into the head coaching position with the Buffalo Bills in a very similar position that he was in with the New York Jets, these past two years.  The Jets have struggled on offense, as the Bills have but their defenses have been the units to beat these past couple of years.

    As far as quarterbacks go, the Bills have EJ Manuel, who Ryan thinks could be a starter in this league at some point, but is still in need of some training and guidance.  The most likely process for the Buffalo Bills would be that they would look within the free agents lists to find a short term, better quarterback than what they currently have.

    Brian Hoyer and Mark Sanchez are the two that stand out and could be temporary stop gaps, until the Bills find a long term solution and who knows one of these two could turn into a long term solution.

    Hoyer has shown that he can be a productive quarterback in this league the past two years in Cleveland.  In his 2 years at Cleveland, Hoyer is 10-6.  Mark Sanchez did make it to the playoffs with the Jets for his first two years in the league and is 37-33 overall in his career.  He also is 4-2 in his playoff career as well.

    Both Hoyer and Sanchez are the same age, Sanchez has been a starter longer in the league and is familiar with Rex Ryan, but I think that either one of these quarterbacks would be able to step in and would be an improvement on Manuel and Kyle Orton.

    With an upgrade on the offensive line and a better quarterback, the Bills offense would be leaps and bounds better than it was last year. Which could give them the edge that they need to break their playoff-less drought that they have experienced for the last 14 years.

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