The Buffalo News has stated that the Buffalo Bills may be interested in quarterback Trevor Siemian, who led the Denver Broncos to a 9-7 record last year. While the record is not bad for a rookie starter, Siemian is not Buffalo’s quarterback solution. Currently, Tyrod Taylor is Buffalo’s starting quarterback, but the Bills must make a decision in a few days on whether to keep Taylor or trade him. Here is why Siemian is not the franchise guy for the Bills.

Passing statistics equal

Last season, Tyrod Taylor put up over 3,000 yards and 17 touchdowns. That is about equal to Siemian’s 18 touchdowns and approximately 3400 yards.

In terms of passing statistics, the two passers are about equal. Taylor had a smaller number of interceptions than Siemian with only 6. Siemian coughed up 10.

Experience versus rookie

Taylor has been in the league for 6 years and has more quarterback experience. Buffalo already has 24 guys who are slated for free agency. Unless there is buzz about him being the next John Elway or Aaron Rodgers, another quarterback newbie such as Siemian is not a good idea for the Bills.

The “X” Factor

The X Factor is that Taylor rushed for close to 600 yards, which was the highest for any quarterback in the league. Siemian does not seem to be much of a scrambler. His football style is reminiscent of Bills’ former quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick lost many games for the team with his knack for throwing red zone interceptions in the final minutes of play. That is something Buffalo can do without.

Bills need some consistency

Chan Gailey, Doug Marrone, and Rex Ryan are just a handful of coaches the team has gone through the past few years.

E.J. Manuel, Kyle Orton, Fitzpatrick, Trent Edwards, and Matt Cassel are a slew of quarterbacks who have not worked out for the team. Inconsistency and too much change are reasons the Bills have not made the playoffs in 17 years. Siemian would just be another guy who hit the Bills’ quarterback merry-go-round for a year or two.

Keeping Taylor on is one piece of the puzzle that would help Buffalo.

A weak QB draft class

The quarterbacks available in this year’s draft are not the crème of the crop. Deshaun Watson and Mitch Trubisky show some flashes of playing well in the NFL, but do not seem to stand out or warrant the Bills trying to trade to get a higher draft pick. With quality back-up quarterbacks around the NFL slim, the best Buffalo could get is Mike Glennon. That leaves Taylor as the best option over Glennon and Siemian.

Keeping Tyrod Taylor would give the Bills their best shot at making the playoffs. Taking on Trevor Siemian would only be the same type of move that the team has made in the past last 17 years.

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