It is starting to sound like the Bills will have Brian Brohm under center Sunday when the team wraps up the 2010 season against the New York Jets. Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News reports that Brohm may get the call after taking the first team snaps a third straight day Friday.
Usual starter Ryan Fitzpatrick watched from the sidelines, as he continues to nurse a sore knee. Fitzpatrick still was holding out hope that he will be able to play, saying he will test his knee in warm-ups before the game. If he feels good, Fitzpatrick said he will play.
Brohm, a former second-round draft choice, is in his third NFL season, his second with the Bills. “No matter what happens, I’ll be ready to go,” Brohm said. “If it’s to go in and start, I’ll be ready for that. If I have to go in during the course of the game, I’ll be ready for that also.”
The QB has thrown a pass in just one game since coming out of Louisville in 2008. Brohm started the second-last game of last season for the Bills, at Atlanta. He completed 17 of 29 passes in a 31-3 loss. That game came just five weeks after the Bills plucked him off Green Bay’s practice squad. Brohm got roughly one-third of the practice snaps in the offseason and feels much more ready to perform than he did last year.
Brohm has been the No. 2 to Fitzpatrick ever since Week Three of the season. On normal practice days, the Bills have three sets of nine or 12 plays during the 11-on-11 portion of the workout, and the No. 2 QB typically gets two or three of those snaps in each session.