Whaley: Bills are 'almost in a quarterback purgatory'


Purgatory is supposed to be a temporary place of punishment.

For NFL teams in quarterback purgatory, that temporary state can be interminably long and ultimately doom a franchise.

This is where Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley admitted his team currently sits.

"We are almost in quarterback purgatory. We're good enough that we won't be picking first or second overall," he told WGR Radio on Wednesday.

Whaley isn't wrong.

The current quarterback battle between Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel is going terribly by every account we've heard thus far.

Yet, the Bills boast a dominant defense and enough offensive weapons to keep them out of the cellar so the Jameis Winstons and Marcus Mariotas of the college world won't make it to Buffalo any time soon.

Whaley added he's going to wait for games to make an evaluation of his current hellish situation.

"The preseason games are going to be a great evaluator (of the QBs). I do see progress every day," he said.

As Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff once said: "Until you find your quarterback, the search for him consumes you."

Right now that search is consuming Whaley, who is desperately trying to claw his way out of that purgatory before it eventually costs him his job.

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