Thad Lewis Injured, Bills Sign Matt Flynn
By Allen Kim
The Buffalo Bills are starting to get desperate with their quarterback situation after QB Thad Lewis had to don a protective boot on his right foot following the team’s overtime loss against the Cincinnati Bengals. Former Oakland Raiders QB Matt Flynn is being brought into Buffalo for workouts, as reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
With EJ Manuel still out for an undetermined amount of time, Jeff Tuel simply not up to the task and Lewis potentially unable to play, Flynn may take over as the Bills’ new starting quarterback in Week 7.
Since leaving the Green Bay Packers, Flynn has been exposed as a one-hit wonder. Flynn parlayed one strong start in Green Bay into millions of dollars, and he has nothing to show for it. He was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Oakland Raiders, and the Raiders cut him the other week after he proved to be inept.
Lewis is clearly the best option to keep the team competitive while they wait for Manuel to return, and the Bills can only hope that they don’t have to resort to Flynn as his replacement. Lewis played well against the Bengals, throwing for 216 yards on 19-of-32 attempts and two touchdowns. While the Bills lost, he put them in a position to win the game after leading the team into extra quarters.
Update: The Bills have opted to sign Flynn to bolster their depth at quarterback.