June 14, 2024

The Buffalo Bills have had a revolving door of sorts when it comes to the backup quarterback position.

Matt Barkley, Mitch Trubisky, Case Keenum, and Kyle Allen have all assumed the role of carrying the clipboard behind franchise quarterback Josh Allen. With Kyle Allen set to be a free agent, Buffalo could once again be in the market for a new backup quarterback.

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Buffalo could turn to free agency, the draft, or the trade market to find a new No. 2 quarterback, but don’t count on the Bills to pursue one quarterback from within their division. Zach Wilson, the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, was recently given permission to seek a trade by the New York Jets. The quarterback could likely be had for a sixth or seventh round pick, but one Jets beat reporter does not see Buffalo in the market for Wilson.

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Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic put together a list of potential destinations for Wilson, but Buffalo was not among the candidates. The Bills, Denver Broncos, and San Francisco 49ers all fell under the “from what I hear, probably not happening” category. In a short blurb that followed, Rosenblatt said that Buffalo did not think highly of Wilson’s potential in the league.

Here is what Rosenblatt wrote:

The Broncos might pursue a young quarterback, either in the draft or trade (like Sam Howell or Justin Fields), but the impression I got at the combine is that Wilson won’t be on their list of targets. The Bills don’t seem to think highly of Wilson’s potential. He struggled to grasp 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense when LaFleur was his coach—it won’t be any easier with the originator of the offense.

Buffalo has been listed as a potential suitor for Wilson, but it sounds as though the Bills will go another route in finding a No. 2 quarterback this offseason.


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