ORCHARD PARK, NY-- The Buffalo Bills announced Monday they have signed free agent quarterback Kevin Kolb.
Terms of the contract are not being disclosed. The veteran quarterback was introduced to the media early Monday afternoon. Following Kolb's comments the Bills brought out head coach Doug Marone to discuss the signing and the impact it might have on other moves the team makes.
Kolbhas played for the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles. Kolb said Monday afternoon at one Bills Drive
"Prove my ability to myself. For me, I know I can play at this level. I have done it here and there throughout my career two or three games at a time. We all know that I have to stay healthy. That is where the work comes in right now. Of course, a lot of it is a little bit of good luck. Played 50 straight in college and then come in here and get banged up every four games it seems like. That is a bit frustrating because it is out of my hands. For me that is what I am saying. It has nothing to do with being away from home. It has nothing to do with being with certain organizations or whatever. For me it was just straight, 'Hey how can I go win? How can I go be successful?' I am here to win a Super Bowl. Period. There are very limited opportunities in this league. I have been lucky enough to have a few of them. Hopefully have another one here and plan on taking 100-percent care of that and making sure I do my part to play at the highest level.
Head coach Doug Marone said adding Kolb won't change the Bills draft plans and that the Bills wanted to add a veteran quarterback to the mix after releasing Ryan Fitzpatrick last month."Obviously I have seen points where he has been very productive in his career. I just feel that him along with Tarvaris and Aaron have the ability to get the ball where we need it to go and really spread it around. The arm talent in making all of the throws. You are not limited from that standpoint. Being able to pick up the system and have knowledge of the system. To say that, each one of them we have not worked with yet and everyone will be out there at times when we are practicing and you will see it. We will try to make sure the system is fitting the strengths of those players because all of the quarterbacks we have now will be different in some type of way."
"We wanted to add some veteran experience to the quarterback position on our roster and we think we've added a good one by signing Kevin. He's a player we had targeted since he became a free agent and he should be a strong candidate in the competition for the starting quarterback position," says Bills General Manager Buddy Nix.
Kolbhas completed 449-of-755 passes for 5,206 yards with 28 touchdowns in his NFL career.