Bills have no plans to add veteran QB

March, 14, 2014
Mar 14
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There are four quarterbacks on the Buffalo Bills' roster. Apparently, that won't be changing any time soon.

Asked Friday by WGR 550 if the Bills planned on adding a veteran quarterback, general manager Doug Whaley said it's not something that's currently on his radar.

"At this time, no," he said. "But, again, we will keep all options open."

The top option left on the free-agent market is Michael Vick, who is reportedly seeking a starting job. Vick fits the mobile quarterback mold that the Bills have established in their current offensive system, but would also come with a higher price tag and the threat to overtake EJ Manuel.

Besides Manuel, whom the Bills have told will be their starter next season, they have Thad Lewis, Jeff Tuel, and Dennis Dixon on their offseason roster at quarterback.

Lewis and Tuel combined to start six games when Manuel was sidelined by a pair of regular-season knee injuries. The Bills finished 31st in QBR, 29th in completion percentage, 28th in yards per attempt, and 30th in passing touchdowns, but Whaley didn't sound concerned Friday about his quarterbacks.

"Comfortable. Very comfortable," he said. "And what you gotta understand is, you got all those guys are going to be in another year in this system. So if you bring someone else in, that's going to be their first year in the system. We're comfortable with where we are at the quarterback position."

If the Bills decide to add a veteran quarterback later this offseason, one possibility is Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Tennessee Titans signed Charlie Whitehurst to be their backup Thursday, which could make Fitzpatrick expendable.

Would the Bills ever consider a Fitzpatrick return?

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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