Bills head coach Doug Marrone said the timetable for naming a starting quarterback for his team would be predicated on one signal caller separating himself from the pack. On Monday however, one quarterback was separated from that competition, as the team released veteran Tarvaris Jackson.
Jackson had a short, but strange tenure with the Bills that lasted less than a calendar year. The veteran QB was originally acquired via trade with Seattle for a seventh-round pick last September as an insurance policy at quarterback, but never took the field in the regular season.
He re-signed this offseason under new head coach Doug Marrone with the opportunity to compete for the starting job. But just over a month into offseason practices the Bills have decided to reduce their quarterback count from four to three.
Kevin Kolb and rookies EJ Manuel and Jeff Tuel are the three quarterbacks still on the roster.