Bills giving all four quarterbacks on roster chance to start


Who is the favorite to be the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills?

Currently the Bills have four quarterbacks on their roster in EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Jeff Tuel and Tyrod Taylor.

“The way they’re structuring practices everyone is getting a run with the ones,” said general manager Doug Whaley via the teams official website. “So it’s a fair shake. In this system that we’re trying to figure out who is going to be the number one it’s all about competition. That’s why everybody involved is excited about it.”

Signs would seem to point to the veteran Cassel being the favorite to open the season as the Bills starter as Manuel continues to be a rumored cut by the end of training camp. Tuel on the other hand has proven to be ineffective during his brief time in the NFL and Taylor thus far has proven to be nothing more than a journeyman backup.

“He’s been exactly what we expected,” said Whaley of Cassel. “A veteran force who can galvanize the team and he can teach the young guys the intricate things that quarterbacks do that doesn’t take place on the field. Bringing receivers in and talking about preferences and what he’s seeing. Basically a lot of the things that people on the outside don’t see. He’s done that and he’s not afraid of the challenge. He’s ready to compete.”