It’s still a heated debate and something that a lot of analysts are still talking about, but I’m not buying it.
There’s one scenario where I would be okay with the Buffalo Bills drafting a quarterback and that’s if we trade down in the draft and receive extra later round picks. Even then, I’m not sure who it would be — although Deshaun Watson would be intriguing.
Other than that, I think the Buffalo Bills should leave all quarterbacks alone in this year’s draft. Not only is it a small group to begin with, the signing of TJ Yates gives the Bills a quality backup for a little while. With Cardale Jones working behind him, we don’t need another developmental quarterback taking up a roster spot.
Especially when you look at the rest of the roster and see all of the holes that remain at wide receiver, cornerback, safety, offensive tackle and defensive tackle. With a lot of depth to fill, a quarterback is the last of our needs right now. Plus, I have no doubt that Tyrod Taylor will perform past expectations this season.
Still, a lot of analysts will say different. Here’s Mike Rodak of ESPN’s take:
"If Tyrod Taylor had not accepted a $10 million pay cut and the Bills had released him last month, then I think quarterback would have been their go-to position at No. 10 in the first round. But now that Taylor is in the fold for at least another year, I foresee a quarterback going to Buffalo on Day 2 or possibly Day 3. For now, 2016 fourth-round pick Cardale Jones projects as their No. 2 quarterback, but he is an unknown, and the Bills have room for another developmental option on their depth chart. It would be good business for the Bills to keep taking swings at finding their franchise quarterback. — Mike Rodak"
Granted, that was published before the TJ Yates announcement, but knowing Mike Rodak, he would still want a late-round quarterback.
It was also announced that the Buffalo Bills had hosted DeShone am over the weekend. Also granted, before the Yates announcement. It could’ve been the last straw to the team’s decision at backup quarterback, feeling that Yates was the way to go over the rookies.
Whaley has shown interest in Deshaun Watson, but that would require a first round pick, most likely. I don’t see it worth it and believe wide receiver and defensive back need to be addressed immediately before we even think about any other positions.
For a good look at the current depth chart for the Buffalo, click the link below!
What do you think the Buffalo Bills should do at quarterback come draft day? Are you happy with the TJ Yates signing? Let us know in the comments section!