Nix says Bills willing to trade up to find young QB

Buffalo GM says 'time is now' for Bills to draft a quarterback. Terry McCormick

Print This December 14, 2012, 02:45 PM EST

Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said on WGR Radio in Buffalo that the "time is now" for the club to draft and develop a young quarterback of the future, even if the Bills have to trade up to get him in the draft.

"Let me say this: I think there's a time that in the era that you're in and the development of your team, there's a time when you can move up a round to take a quarterback," Nix told the station in a story picked by the Buffalo News. "And I think the time's now for us.

"I mean, if a guy's there -- I keep saying that, and there'll be one out there -- if the guy's there, then I think we'll target -- as I've said before -- drafting a good quarterback. We need a good, young quarterback, and we're going to do our best to get him."

That's not exactly a ringing endorsement of current QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, whom the Bills signed to a contract extension last year.

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