The Buffalo Bills may have stumbled across their quarterback of the future this past April in the Draft, and so far for Trent Edwards, all the rookie has done is everything asked. This is why the Bills made the right move Tuesday in naming him as the starting QB for the foreseeable future. Edwards and former starter J.P. Losman had both been waiting for the decision to come from head coach Dick Jauron, but if anyone had seen how the Bills had rebounded since Edwards stepped in for an injured Losman a few weeks back, any other choice but the rookie would have been a real head scratcher.
Many think that you should not lose your job in the NFL due to injury, but if you were not doing well at your job, as Losman was, and the person playing for you is, then by all means that rule should be thrown out the window. In the case of the Bills, a team that may win 6-8 games at most in 2007, they should stick with Edwards, as he gives them the best chance to walk off the field with a “W” on Sunday.
While Edwards has not set the league on fire with his stats (1 TD and 4 picks), the biggest number is wins, and that reads Edwards 2, as compared to one loss (and they should have won that game vs Dallas), as compared to Losman as a starter in 2007 – zero wins, three losses. Losman, who finished 2006 strong enough to be thought of as the QB of the future, had a QB rating of 69 in those three games he played, and had thrown for no TD’s and one interception.
The league is about winning now, and Edwards has shown enough poise along with the ability to make a play here and there that gives the Bills there best shot. As for Losman, his future seems somewhat in doubt now that he will sit the bench. He wanted to prove this season that he is a QB on the rise, and now that he has lost his job, he appears more likely to be a QB whose future may be better served elsewhere.