- Mike Rodak, ESPN Staff Writer
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That raises the question: Should the Bills take a flier on Tebow?
The Bills have the eighth-highest waiver priority, and it's unlikely the 30 other NFL teams -- almost all of which have more settled quarterback situations than Buffalo does -- would claim Tebow. So, if they wanted to, the Bills could easily bring the 2010 first-round draft pick to Orchard Park.
For Buffalo, the main question the team would ask is whether Tebow is an upgrade over Thad Lewis, who was acquired in a trade Sunday and could start the season as the Bills' third quarterback. Here's a side-by-side look at Lewis' and Tebow's stats this preseason:
Aug. 9 vs. New York Jets: 3 rushing attempts for 6 yards (includes two kneel-downs).
Aug. 15 at Cleveland: 4-for-6 passing, 38 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions, 1 sack
Aug. 22 vs. New England: 2-for-2 passing, 22 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions, no sacks; 2 rushing attempts for 7 yards.
Aug. 29 vs. Detroit: 7-for-16 passing, 132 yards, 1 touchdown, no interceptions, 1 sack; 7 rushing attempts for 51 yards.
Aug. 9 at Philadelphia: 4-for-12 passing, 55 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions, 3 sacks; 4 rushing attempts for 31 yards.
Aug. 16 vs. Tampa Bay: 1-for-7 passing, -1 yards, no touchdowns, 1 interception, no sacks; 6 rushing attempts for 30 yards.
Aug. 22 at Detroit: Did not play.
Aug. 29 vs. New York Giants: 6-for-11 passing, 91 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, 4 sacks; 6 rushing attempts for 30 yards.
The Bills have until noon Sunday to place a waiver claim on Tebow.