Pat Kirwan was in the middle of his weekly Monday afternoon live chat on NFL.com when word came down that the Bills cut QB Trent Edwards. And after Kirwan speculated on what it meant for the Bills, he also was quick to get fan questions about Edwards’ future.
“They clearly were pleased with Ryan Fitzpatrick yesterday,” Kirwan wrote. “But they must be even more secure with Brian Brohm, who now moves into the No. 2 spot and is one injury away from starting the rest of the year.”
Kirwan didn’t say whether or not that trust in Brohm was well-founded, but he didn’t understand the timing of this decision. “You would think they could have figured out their QB situation before the regular season began.”
As for Edwards, who had been in Buffalo since the Bills made him a third-round draft pick in 2007, Kirwan predicted he would find work very soon as someone’s No. 2 quarterback. One person in the chat suggested that Edwards might even be a good fit starting for the Panthers.
“Couldn’t agree more,” Kirwan wrote. “Here’s a guy with starts under his belt. Jimmy Clausen is not ready. … But I would be surprised to see the Panthers make this move — they seem to be on a budget.”
So where could Edwards land?
“I can see Edwards in Jacksonville,” Kirwan wrote. “The Jags were getting set to bench David Garrard last week, but the backup, Luke McCown got hurt and is out for the season. Garrard played poorly again this week.” (Note: Later in the afternoon, the Jaguars signed backup QB Keith Null.)
“San Francisco is another interesting landing spot. Because I don’t think the 49ers want to turn this offense over to (current No. 2) David Carr any time soon.”
Here is the complete chat transcript.