By Lewis Gould
WFT coach Ron Rivera said yesterday that having a quarterback competition “would have given us a better idea as to what we had to focus on” and that he wants to go through that process despite Ryan Fitzpatrick’s presence.
“It’s going to be a good competition,” Rivera said, via John Keim of ESPN.com. “I look forward to it. It’s going to push our football team and make our football team better. I just feel that going into this knowing we have a proven guy there that has the ability to lead us, but again, we have a guy in Taylor that shows us he can do it. They are going to compete, they are going to push, and I’m looking forward to it.”
Fitzpatrick will get the first crack at the job and the evidence that someone else is better suited to it will have to be overwhelming for him not to be on the field against the Chargers in September, but it’s a possibility as long as Rivera is open to being overwhelmed.