Whaley happy with Lewis as backup QB

Thad Lewis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WIVB) – While he wouldn’t rule out a possible upgrade, Bills general manager Doug Whaley said he’s happy with Thad Lewis as the backup quarterback.

“We’re very happy with Thad Lewis,” said Whaley. “One of the things that Russ Brandon said that John Butler always told him is, in your backup quarterback, you want a guy to go .500. Now, he went 2-3, is that good enough? Obviously not, you’d rather him go 5-0, but we’re very comfortable with him.”

Kevin Kolb is still on the roster, but his status is unclear. The Bills are waiting for his medical evaluation, after suffering a concussion in the preseason last year that ended his season. Kolb is due a roster bonus in March, which Whaley said could have an effect on their decision, but everything is on hold pending the medical results.

The Bills also have Jeff Tuel and Dennis Dixon as potential #3 quarterback possibilities.

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