The Buffalo Bills are starting to look like the Syracuse Orange after signing the school’s former head coach, Doug Marrone, and former offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett. Both will fill the same roles in the Bills organization.
The Syracuse quarterback, Ryan Nassib, could be the next Orange to wear blue and red in Buffalo. Nassib is projected to go in the second round of this April’s NFL draft.
The combination of Marrone, Hackett and Nassib led to single season school records in yards per game (476), passing yards (3,757), touchdown passes (26) and completions (295). Nassib finished his Syracuse career with the most passing yards in school history (9,190), completions (791) and attempts (1,312) and is second in touchdown passes (70).
During the press conference introducing Russ Brandon as CEO and president of the Bills, General Manager Buddy Nix said the Bills will be drafting a quarterback in the upcoming draft.
“I’ve said we are going to try to draft a quarterback and we are,” said Nix. “We may even get one in free agency, but we are going to draft a young quarterback at some point.”
During Thursday’s press conference introducing Hackett, Nassib was mentioned, but Hackett wouldn’t commit to drafting him saying he has to evaluate the players he already has on the roster.