Found November 13, 2012 on NFL Draft Zone:
In the last couple of weeks, Ryan Fitzpatrick has been playing extremely well, but has not been able to get the win.  Well also behind the scenes, the Bills have been sending their scouts to NCAA games recruiting the next replacement for Ryan Fitzpatrick. In an interview last week Buddy Nix, came straight out and said he was looking for a rookie quarterback but would not reach for one.  If the right one fell to them they would draft him.  Buddy has been on record the past few years talking about a quarterback.  First it was Tim Tebow, where the Bills were in love with him, but the Broncos were willing to give up the house to draft him.  Buffalo past on him and waiting the next year for Cam Newton.  Cam was the one guy they wanted and Buddy said it numerous times. Cam went first overall and the Bills once again past on a quarterback.  Last year, Buffalo had a chance to get their guy in the later rounds with Kirk Cousins and Washington jumped above them and grabbed him.  Buffalo has not been shy about their wants, and to be honest Buddy Nix has never really lied up front to media.  He tells the media many different things and most of the time, he is on point.  One of the more interesting statements Nix said was with regard to creating a player. He was clear in saying that when you draft a QB, he has to be the guy, you can’t just create him into that. I think that speaks very clearly to the already established philosophy of the Bills that they are going to draft by their board. They aren’t going to get caught reaching for a QB in Round 1 unless one is there that fits the value. So for those fans who are saying take a QB no matter what be prepared to be disappointed if the Bills pass on a QB in Round 1. Well today, Chan Gailey was involved in the conversation.  Coach Chan Gailey hinted that any quarterback drafted by the Bills in 2013 would be likely to displace Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starter. “You draft them to play them now,” Gailey said. “You don’t draft them to let them sit … They’re thrown in there, and they’re responding extremely well right now.” The Bills have been surprisingly open about their desire to find Fitzpatrick’s replacement in next year’s draft.
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