Buffalo Bills Draft: 3 quarterbacks to upgrade backup position

Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills, Stetson Bennett
Buffalo Bills, Stetson Bennett (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

Going into the 2023 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills appear set at the quarterback position, with the obvious starter and typical MVP candidate Josh Allen under center. But, should the Bills be confident in anyone on that depth chart not named Josh?

Sure, the Bills signed veteran Kyle Allen to be the backup this coming season. But, are we really confident in the guy who once finished in the top-5 of all quarterbacks in dropped interceptions while only starting 13 games?

In that same 2019 season, Allen posted a line of zero touchdowns and four interceptions thrown in a 29-3 loss to the lowly Falcons who happened to be 3-7 at that time.

With that said, the Bills should absolutely not shy away from drafting a quarterback on Day 3 of the Draft, with improving their backup position at the forefront.

Quarterbacks the Buffalo Bills can draft to upgrade the backup position: Stetson Bennett, Georgia

Listen, you don’t become a Heisman candidate by accident. Of course, being a Heisman finalist isn’t the end-all, be-all in terms of future success in the NFL. But, Stetson Bennett’s story sure is incredible, and he looks every bit of, at the very least, a capable backup who will enjoy a lengthy pro career.

Bennett falls just under prototypical size at 5-foot-11, but he reads the field well. That’s an area he has improved over the course of his collegiate career. Bennett has learned to go through his progressions, and being part of a winning program like Georgia has allowed him to have the luxury of learning such a valuable trait.

He is sneaky mobile, being able to take off when he needs to. He moves well in the pocket. The biggest hang-up, quite frankly, is the fact that he’ll turn 26 later this year. That’s quite the age to be a rookie in the NFL; Brandon Weeden, anyone?

But, Bennett’s intangibles make him a great candidate to be a backup for years to come, at the very least. He’s also a known leader and boasts high confidence. If he’s there in the fifth round or later, Bennett is a value.