“It’s going to be open,” Ryan told WGR radio, via the team’s official website. “It’s a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that’s out there.”
The Bills currently have four quarterbacks on their roster including
“We have some talented guys and we’ll see what happens,” Ryan said. “You bring in a veteran like Matt Cassel. He’s done some pretty good things in this league. He’s got that veteran presence about him. With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having [quarterbacks coach] David Lee here. I love the fact that he’s a gym rat and he’s smart. With our offense being multiple we’ll be able to get out of bad plays, so the mental part of it all of the quarterbacks we have should be able to handle that.
“With Taylor that’s going to be a young man, he’s probably the fastest quarterback in the league,” Ryan said. “He’s explosive running the zone reads, and we’ll see where he’s at. Then Tuel. We’ve got guys there to work with. That’ll be the important thing. There will be competition, but a person has to earn the job. It hasn’t been handed to somebody.”
Lewis worked with the second-team offense this time around and completed 6 of 11 pass attempts for 63 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Tuel entered the game in the third quarter and completed 4 of 5 pass attempts for 24 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.
Tuel hooked up with Robert Woods for a two-yard strike in the second quarter. He was also intercepted by Cooper Taylor in the final minute of the first half. He completed 12 of 17 passes for 74 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.
Lewis took over for Tuel after halftime and completed 9 of 14 passes for 81 yards, with no touchdowns and one interceptions.
"We have a battle for the second-team quarterback," coach Doug Marrone said. "We're trying to find out who it is. Jeff did a nice job in OTAs and he's earned himself some more reps."
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