The Buffalo Bills may have found a keeper in quarterback Thad Lewis after his performance last week. The former Duke Blue Devil completed 19/32 passes for 216 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in just his second career start.
The Bills went into Sunday’s game confident in Lewis’ ability to run the offense, and while he didn’t light up the scoreboard, it was a solid performance against a tough Bengals defense. While the franchise will obviously want E.J. Manuel to be the franchise QB, Lewis certainly showed he’s a capable backup who can fill-in for Manuel and keep the offense flowing.
He’ll be looking for his first career win on Sunday when he and the Bills face the Miami Dolphins while returning to the state we he grew up playing football.
“He’s a such a perfectionist,” said Jerry Hughes, who coached Lewis at both Miami Booker T. Washington and Hialeah-Miami Lakes. “He doesn’t like making mistakes. Now look at him.”
Lewis will face the team he grew up cheering for, while hoping to pick up the win and keep his Bills’ slim playoff hopes alive:
“It’s awesome to be able to come back,” said Lewis, 25. “They always say the quarterback position is one that leads, so you just want to show everyone that you belong in this league.”