After releasing QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Buffalo Bills were in need of a starting quarterback. On Saturday, they singed a free agent quarterback, but you have to wonder if whether or not he will be an upgrade over Fitzpatrick, Kevin Kolb. Kolb’s name was generating some interest around the league in the last 48 hours, as rumors suggested he might be on the radar for the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are expected to release veteran Carson Palmer and reportedly have interest in Seattle Seahawks backup, Matt Flynn. Kolb was reportedly the Raiders backup plan if they couldn’t swing a deal for Flynn.
The Bills plan on running a version of the K-Gun, an offense employed by the Bills high powered offense in the 1990’s with Jim Kelly under center. It is an up-tempo scheme with the use of a no huddle scheme which presses defenses. The Bills interest in KOlb really increased over the last week.
Prior to signing Kolb, Tarvaris Jackson, who singed a one-year contract extension with the Bills was the only quarterback with starting experience on the roster.
Signing Kolb is not a long term answer for the Bills at this point unless he can prove otherwise on the field. Kolb’s stint in Arizona was wildly unsuccessful after he struggled on the field and to stay on the field.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter and other sources reported Saturday night that the deal is for two-years and worth $13 million dollars.
This move should not change the belief that the Bills might target a quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft.