The Bills still have yet to decide who will be their starter under center for the opening down of the 2010 regular reason, however the choice should be obvious. Trent Edwards lacks the confidence and arm strength to lead an NFL franchise to victory. He has been given two and half seasons to prove himself and he has failed the test. Ryan Fitzpatrick is a decent backup quarterback who sometimes gives you a chance to win, while at other times looks wildly inaccurate. Fitzpatrick has been in the league for 5 years and has a 69.7 career passer rating. If he was going to be great, it would have happened by now. Fitzpatrick should fill the Bills No. 2 spot because he will at least give you a chance to win at times.
Brian Brohm is the Bills only hope for the 2010 season. He was a star at the college level, and although he was traded by Green Bay to the Bills for next to nothing, he is one quarterback with huge potential and very little starting experience. He was the 56th overall pick in the 2008 draft and had the second highest Wonderlic score among QBs entering the draft. Brohm threw for 19 touchdowns and nearly 3,000 yards at Louisville and at 6’3 and 230 lbs, he has the size to survive in the NFL.
While starting Brohm hardly guarantees a playoff berth in 2010, it provides the Bills with a chance at developing a young quarterback with huge talent that has yet to be given a chance to be a starter. Edwards and Fitzpatrick are known commodities, and those commodities are not starting quarterbacks. The Bills are widely expected to be one of the worst teams in the NFL this year, so there is absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain by starting Brohm.