J.P. Losman is going to get another shot at proving the Bills didn’t screw up big time letting Drew Bledsoe get away.
J.P. Losman was named the Buffalo Bills’ starting quarterback Tuesday, coming out on top following an offseason-long competition to reclaim the job he lost last year. Coach Dick Jauron made the announcement after practice, saying Losman had clearly performed best during training camp to earn the No. 1 job in a three-way competition that included journeyman veteran Kelly Holcomb and free-agent addition Craig Nall. “I told him he should feel good about it, he earned it,” said Jauron, shortly after he informed the quarterbacks of his decision.
He struggled as a first-time starter last season. He was awarded the job in February — a move that led the Bills to release veteran Drew Bledsoe. Losman’s status as No. 1 didn’t last long, benched in favor of Holcomb after opening the season 1-3. Holcomb went 2-2 in four starts before he was hurt in the second quarter against Kansas City, a game Losman rallied the Bills to a 14-3 win. Losman, however, started and lost Buffalo’s next four games and was replaced again by Holcomb, who went 1-2 to finish the season.
Holcomb had the better numbers, finishing with a higher completion percentage (67 percent to Losman’s 50) and quarterback rating (85.6 to 64.9), and had 10 touchdowns to Losman’s eight. Both threw eight interceptions.
Bledsoe will likely be looking pretty good by Week 4 or so.
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