No news to report from the lockout. I’m not in full panic mode yet, however my finger is close to the panic button. I thought it would be fun to look back at the “great” quarterbacks the Bills have had since the departure of Jim Kelly. This top 5 might make us shake our heads and ask “what were they thinking?” but with the third pick in the upcoming draft, and Cam Newton being the talk of town, the Bills could finally have their QB of the future. Or, he might be another name to add to the list.
- According to the Buffalo Bills section of Pro Football Talk Blog, there have been whispers of a massive trade between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Buffalo Bills.
- Bills are one of a few teams altering their season ticket plans.
- Toronto deal paying off for the Bills. Full article here.
- Nix on the merits of trading down. Full article here.
5. Billy Joe Hobert. He started 2 games for the Bills in 1997. He was initially expected to compete with Alex Van Pelt and Todd Collins for the starting quarterback position made vacant by Jim Kelly’s retirement; however, after a notorious incident in Buffalo where he publicly admitted that he was unprepared to play, he was promptly released. I’m sure if he had studied the play book he would have been the next big thing. On the other hand… maybe not!
4.Todd Collins. Played 17 games for the Bills. Zero playoff appearances with the Bills. I was in total shock when I saw him play last year with Chicago. Was not in shock when he only lasted a few plays. I’ll always think of him when I order a Tom Collins at the bar. Check out his dismal stats here.
3. Trent Edwards. Bills fans wanted him to be great. He wanted to be great. There were signs of greatness when Buffalo were 5-1 in 2008 then it happened….Adrian Wilson from the Arizona Cardinals. Check out the Train Wreck. Edwards really wasn’t the same after that. He was released from the Bills after starting the 2010 season 0-2. I’m glad I didn’t buy a #5 jersey!
2. J.P. Losman. Where to begin? He started 33 games for the Bills, he only won 10 games and was sacked a staggering 103 times. I can’t believe it took 33 games to decide that perhaps J.P. Losman wasn’t made for the NFL. Though he wanted to be traded, Losman continued playing for the Bills in 2008. He played in place of an injured Trent Edwards intermittently throughout the season with limited success. Losman’s contract expired at the end of the 2008 season and the Bills made no effort to keep him, instead replacing him with Ryan Fitzpatrick. He won a championship for the Las Vegas Locomotives, then played for the Seattle Seahawks. His whereabouts these days… unknown!
1. Rob Johnson. The best of the worst. Here is a Top 5 within a Top 5
5. Gotta give it to him. He was the last QB to be in a playoff game, and has a Super Bowl Ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
4. I once saw him in an interview wearing a cut off Melrose Rose t-shirt.
3. Nobody got hit like Rob Johnson got hit. I can still picture him getting pushed into the benches.
1. I went to a Bills game against the Redskins after Johnson got traded. He got in the game for 2 plays towards the end of the 4th quarter. 70 thousand fans chanting JOHNSON JOHNSON! Got sacked twice. Classic Johnson.
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Written by Norm Duhamel