What to do with Jake Fromm
To much surprise, the Bills drafted a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft. Not just any quarterback but Jake Fromm out of the University of Georgia.
Though his starts were remarkable, throwing for over 8,000 yards while recording 78 touchdowns to just 18 interceptions, the questions about how he fits with the Bills is still up for discussion.
Currently, the Bills quarterback room is occupied by Josh Allen, Matt Barkley, David Webb and Jake Fromm. Where the interesting angle lies is in the fact that Barkley is still under contract with the Buffalo Bills and if the team will run with three quarterbacks once the 53-man roster has to be finalized.
The pro of this is that it allows the Bills to have a serviceable backup with Barkley should anything happen to Allen, leaving Fromm as the third option. The con of this is that it allows for one less player to be used in a depth position, like along the offensive or defensive line or in the secondary.
The case to keep Fromm is one that surrounds the notion that he is the exact guy you want in the quarterback room; he is an Xs and Os guy and can help Allen off the field through the way he sees the game. Conversely, when he gets on the field, Fromm does not have the skill that Allen has to turn those Xs and Os he’s so good at into actual production.
This leaves the Bills with one option, if they do in fact want to go with Barkley for the backup for 2020; hope that Fromm clears waivers and place him on the practice roster. Fromm provides a lot of upside to the Bills but the upside he provides is not necessarily on the field whereas Barkley has shown in the past that he can make the best of a bad situation if Allen is sidelined.