Edwards happy that Bills didn’t draft QB early

Trent Edwards will have the opportunity this offseason to win back the starting job he lost in Buffalo. No doubt it helped his chances when the Bills didn’t draft a quarterback — at least until Levi Brown in the seventh round — to bring into the competition. That was after the Bills passed on Jimmy Clausen, Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy, among others.

During a wide-ranging interview with XX Sports Radio in San Diego late last week, Edwards said he gained confidence by the Bills’ decision to stand pat.

“Was I happy to see that we didn’t draft a first-round quarterback? Yes,” Edwards said, via sportsradiointerviews.com. “That is a boost of confidence, yes.”

Edwards will compete with fellow holdovers Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm for the starting job in what will be the only true three-way competition (depending on what you believe Josh McDaniels is really thinking in Denver) in the league. Bills coach Chan Gailey has promised as much, telling The Buffalo News the three-way battle is “not just lip service.”

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