The Bills have made it clear that Brad Smith will be the No. 3 quarterback. But their intentions with Smith are far from clear.
As a traditional quarterback this preseason, Smith has struggled. He even threw a pick-six in his first pass against Minnesota. But the probability that Smith sees regular season action as a pocket passer are extremely slim.
He isn't planned on being used as a receiver—something he looked decent at against the Jets late last year. The Wildcat formation is apparently coming back into play for Buffalo, and that is Smith's role with the team.
But if you all remember, Smith did little as a Wildcat quarterback last season.
His only pass, in the season opener, was intercepted. His main use by the Bills was as a short yardage runner, though he only had 20 carries on the year. All Smith did was line up in the shotgun on third-and-one, take the snap and move the chains. Getting the first down was good, but a waste of his talent.
So Smith will not be featured as a receiver, even though he had 23 receptions for 240 yards and a score last season. His special teams role seems to be reduced as well, and this Wildcat thing is yet to be revealed.
As a result, Smith's role and potential production are a huge question mark at this point in time.