There are many changes that are apparent at One Bills Drive as of late. As the new owners settle into their new position in Buffalo, Kyle Orton also settling into his role as the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. Comparisons are made each and every day in the world of sports, and when digging through the archives of the NFL, there are many quarterbacks to compare Orton to, but there is one in particular who stands out: Brad Johnson.
8 years, 1476 Completions, 2517 Attempts, 16,777 Yards, 92 TD, 68 Int, Sacked 142 Times.
8 years, 1466 Completions, 2380 Attempts, 16,379 Yards, 92 TD, 68 Int, Sacked 141 Times.
Now, I know Brad Johnson wasn't a very heralded quarterback when he started playing for Tampa Bay, but he and Jon Gruden relied on a solid defense, and a favorable schedule to propel them to the playoffs and eventually to the Super Bowl, while defeating their rival Philadelphia Eagles along the way in order to get there. Kyle Orton, as the debate reigns in Buffalo, wasn't very heralded either, has a strong defense as well, and could use that momentum to get past Buffalo's rival, the New England Patriots and hopefully into the playoffs.
Will the script be the same for the Buffalo Bills as they make their way through the 2014 season? Only time will tell, but if the Bucs can win a title with a journeyman, why it is unbelievable for the Bills to do the same?