Inside The Bills

Nix has had eye on Jackson for a while

Posted by Chris Brown on August 27, 2012 – 4:11 pm

While some might think that the acquisition of Tarvaris Jackson was in direct response to the failings of Vince Young in Bills uniform, Bills GM Buddy Nix would dispute that. He’s had his eye on Jackson for some time, all the way back to Jackson’s pro day in fact.

“We’ve always kept an eye on him,” said Nix. “I was at his workout when he came out. He worked out at Auburn and I remember very well standing there and watching him throw and go through the workout. So I knew he was talented. Sometimes those guys where they are means a lot. So timing and maybe getting in the right place in the right system he’ll blossom and I hope he does.”

Nix wasn’t specific, but made it sound as though Jackson didn’t become available via trade until recently.

“The timing had a lot to do with when the guy came available,” he said. “It wasn’t like something you could do earlier or whatever. It was just availability and a need to see if we can get better.”

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