Some fans opposed the move, arguing that it could lead to a potentially unnecessary quarterback controversy. Others believed it was smart to establish competition behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and add depth at the position.
Regardless of what fans think of the signing, one thing is clear: Fitzpatrick is the Bills’ starting quarterback. And he will be all season long.
Young may be an upgrade over Tyler Thigpen as Fitz’s primary backup, but Bills fans can rest assured that he won’t challenge the Amish Rifle for the starting gig.
It’s a huge season for Fitz and the Bills, and the veteran quarterback should play a large part in the team’s success.
Here are five reasons why Young won’t pose any risk to taking Fitzpatrick’s starting job, and why he will both begin and end the season as the backup quarterback.