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Whitner lobbying for QB

Posted by Chris Brown on January 26, 2010 – 10:01 am

Donte Whitner is lobbying for a quarterback that he’s very familiar with to be signed by the Bills.

In a series of recent twitter posts, Whitner states emphatically that restricted free agent QB Troy Smith would be a good mark.

DonteWhitner    I think we should get Troy Smith to be our Qb, please!  Troy is a proven winner and leader!  Joe Flacco is the franchise in B’ More its only right….I watched the guy sit behind Justin Zwick…..Troy can come in and compete with the guys we have and the BEST man will win the job! 

Now it should be noted that Whitner is biased having grown up in the same hometown as Smith and having attended the same high school (Glenville) and college (Ohio State) as Smith where they were teammates and Smith won the Heisman Trophy in 2006.

Smith if signed to an offer sheet would command compensation for Baltimore in the form of a 5th round pick were the Ravens to tender him at the low level, which is possible.

There has been widespread speculation that the Bills might add to their current crop of QB talent this offseason. Smith (6’0″ 225) has a good arm and is very mobile. Whether new head coach Chan Gailey, who made the most of Kordell Stewart’s talents in Pittsburgh, is interested however, is another story.

But Whitner is already playing the ‘slash’ card for Smith (see below).

DonteWhitner Coach Gailey would make him so dangerous! He’s great I promise u! Something like never seen before!!!!

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