Bills GM Buddy Nix joins us on The John Murphy Show tonight at 7pm. And during his appearance, which was taped this afternoon, he spent some time talking about drafting quarterbacks.
The Bills GM insists his approach has not changed–he’s always in the market for a franchise quarterback when draft time rolls around.
“I’ve said this every year,” Nix told us. “Any time you mention quarterback it gets your attention. But again, it’s the same approach we’ve always taken. We’d like to have a young guy to develop to sit there behind Fitz or compete with Fitz, as far as that goes. We want to make sure we get the right one, but, again, every year we’ve tried to do that.”
Nix has spent the last couple of weeks on the road scouting during the Bills break for the bye. And he says even though he’s looking at the quarterbacks, he will not reach to draft one.
“A bad thing is not drafting one, but a worse thing is drafting the wrong one,” he said, “because then you double the time it takes. It takes you about three years to find out the guy can’t play, you get that staff fired, and then you try to get one that can play, and then it takes you another three. So it takes you six, seven years, it sets you back.”
Nix says his interest in quarterbacks in the draft is not a reflection at all on the way the franchise feels about current quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
“I don’t think it changes anything. I said something to him about it jokingly, this morning; he didn’t know what I was talking about. That doesn’t change anything around.”
You can hear the entire interview with Buddy Nix tonight at 7pm on The John Murphy Show, on the flagship station of the Bills, WGR Sports Radio 550.
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