Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Poll: Bills' Week 1 quarterback starter?
By James Walker
The Buffalo Bills are one of two AFC East teams that could see a three-way quarterback battle this summer. Rookie first-round pick EJ Manuel will compete in training camp with veterans Kevin Kolb and Tarvaris Jackson.
It will be a competitive battle matching quarterbacks with different skills. But who will be Buffalo’s Week 1 starter?
Will Manuel prevail? The Bills made Manuel the first quarterback off the board with the No. 16 overall pick Thursday. Some criticized Buffalo for taking Manuel that high. However, Manuel has the size, mobility and accuracy to compete for the job and become a starter.
What about Kolb? The former draft and free-agent bust appeared to be turning the corner with the Arizona Cardinals last season before getting injured. Kolb will have a better offensive line in Buffalo to keep him upright.
Finally, does Jackson have a shot? The journeyman quarterback was acquired in a trade with Seattle last year but never saw the field. Now that former starter Ryan Fitzpatrick is out, Buffalo’s quarterback position is open.
Using our SportsNation poll, cast your vote on Buffalo’s Week 1 starter. You can also share your thoughts in the comments section below.