During the offseason, the Buffalo Bills added a developmental quarterback in the draft, but that was the extent of their moves at the position -- Tyrod Taylor is still the starter, with EJ Manuel his backup. However, the most recent move in the NFL could change things for the Bills.
The Los Angeles Rams made the move to release quarterback Nick Foles, a former starter with both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Rams. According to a report from early Thursday morning, the Bills and Foles might just be a fit.
— Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) July 28, 2016
The move obviously wouldn't impact Taylor's status as the starting quarterback by any means. He would at worst be competing for the backup job held by Manuel, in which the former first-round pick failed to impress the coaching staff in his two starts during the 2015 campaign.
As for the last part of Cole's report, the New York Jets signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year deal on Wednesday evening, likely ending any of the need for them to add another quarterback to the mix.
Update: Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports that the Bills aren't actually interested in adding Foles.
Despite reports to the contrary, #Bills aren't among teams interested in signing Nick Foles, from what I've been told.
— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) July 28, 2016
Foles, 27, has made a total of 35 starts over his four-year career in the NFL. He has a career completion percentage of 60.2, and has thrown for 8,805 yards, 53 touchdowns to just 27 interceptions. The past two seasons have yielded both 20 touchdowns and 20 interceptions, however.
The Bills will report to training camp at St. John Fisher College by Friday morning at the latest.
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