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Fitzpatrick fine with Young as backup

Quarterback says GM Nix told him he is the unquestioned starter. Terry McCormick

Print This May 16, 2012, 09:28 PM EST

Ryan Fitzpatrick says he is perfectly fine with Vince Young joining the Buffalo Bills.

That's because general manager Buddy Nix gave Fitzpatrick the same indication that he did to the public regarding Young's role on the team, that of a backup competing with Tyler Thigpen for the No. 2 spot, not Fitzpatrick's starter's job.

“Buddy Nix has been a guy that has been very fair to all his players, he’s been a guy who’s been trying to create a competitive atmosphere,” Fitzpatrick told the Bills website. ”Buddy caught me in the hallway one day and said, ‘Look, we’re looking to create some competition for that number two spot at quarterback, we are bringing in Vince Young. We made him an offer. We’ll see if he comes. But just to let you know, obviously, you are our guy and we are just trying to get better at every position.’

“When people are upfront and honest with you and telling you what is going on, then it makes everything go much smoother. And for me, I’m a guy that’s got to go out there and perform, and I know that, just like every quarterback in the league knows that. I met Vince the other day and he seems like a really good guy.”

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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