We have made stupid moves in regards to QB's since Jan 1996 when Jim Kelly retired.
Todd Collins Career backup.
Billy Joe Hobag Career 3rd stringer
Rob Johnson Traded a first for a guy who played well in one preseason game and was a 4th round draft pick
Doug Flutie Career backup in the NFL, sorry that is just how it was.
Drew Bledsoe Career was effectively over when he took that hit. Was a pure shell of former self, wasted a first rounder on him.
JP Losman Drafted in the first round when this clown should never have been taken before the 3rd.
Trent Edwards Really? Just....Really?
Ryan Fitzpatrick Career backup that was cast off as a BACKUP from every team he was on St. Louis, Cinci and BOTH those teams needed a good backup.
Look at the pattern. At no time has the Bills since Jim Kelly invested a high draft pick in a top talent. Lets clear something up right now, Tom Brady etal. like him are VERY VERY RARE. I will also say if Brady hadn't fallen into the NE System, odds are he wouldn't be 'Tom Brady'.
Now many are going to scream about Trent Dilfer. SCREW Trent Dilfer. That was the 'perfect Storm' for a team esp. the QB. One of the top 2 Defenses OF ALL TIME, combined with an amazing OL, HOF TE and a future 2000 yard RB.
BTW take a look at who the coaching staff was that year Coached by Brian Billick(12-4-0)
Defensive Coordinator: Marvin Lewis
Other Notable Asst.: Jack Del Rio (Linebackers), Rex Ryan (Defensive Line) and Mike Smith (Defensive Assistant/Defensive Line)
SERIOUSLY? That is an all star cast of coaches. A staff like that is pure luck, its a Green Bay/ SF of the 80's/90's type deal. It just doesn't happen that often. Again the 2000 ravens were the perfect storm.
The point being you MUST invest in a top talent and roll the dice if you want to become a contender. Sure they can not work out like Sanchize and some will say Alex Smith ( I think the poor guy has been screwed over from day one) in modern times. You have the ryan leafs, Rick Meyers etc, but if you don't invest in a top talent you are almost assured ZERO shot at getting a good QB to build around.
So I pray whomever owns/ Runs this team makes QB priority #1. Not bring in a vet to tutor or some other BS, trade up if need be and get a **** QB and start his butt day one. If you want to protect/ Develop him, then get some **** good coaches in here.