Cardale Jones has the physical tools to develop into a quality NFL quarterback, but many draft analysts believed the QB would need time to work on his game. That's why Jones appeared to be a good fit with the Buffalo Bills when the team drafted him in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft. Tyrod Taylor is the team's starting quarterback and EJ Manuel, a former first round pick with plenty of in-game experience, will be available to backup Taylor.
However, while it's likely that Jones serves as the team's third string QB, GM Doug Whaley wouldn't eliminate the possibility of Jones winning the backup job in 2016. Whaley told the media that there's a chance that Jones wins the No. 2 quarterback job at training camp.
"There's always a chance, but we're going into this hoping to get the old school approach," Whaley said. "Just store (Jones) for a year and see how he progresses and not put any pressure on him or a timetable and see what happens. You never know what's going to happen and I never say never, but right now, we just want him to try to be the best he can every single day."
Jones may end up winning the backup job if he plays lights out at training camp and during the preseason, but it's clear that the Bills hope to bring Jones along slowly.null