Seemingly right after the third preseason game of the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins, the Bills were on the phone calling teams direly looking for a quarterback. Finally, the Detroit Lions answered the phone and offered a player they were likely going to cut in quarterback Thaddeus Lewis (pictured above) and the Bills were willing to get rid of a linebacker that they were likely going to cut in Chris White.
Thaddeus Lewis was an undrafted free agent quarterback who came into the league in 2010, however, he didn’t see action until 2012, where he actually had to start a game as a member of the Cleveland Browns in week 17 where he went into Heinz Field where he would take on the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers. While Lewis didn’t win the game, he had turned in a respectable outcome of completing 22 of 32 passes for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception. This is impressive since the Steelers had the No. 1 overall rated defense a season ago. It’ll be interesting to see if Lewis makes the Bills’ final 53-man roster.
Chris White was a sixth round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft who didn’t do much for the Bills as he has only had 19 total tackles in two years. While there has been a great deal of talent ahead of him on the Bills, he never separated himself from his peers even on special teams. While he has good size at 6’3″ and 238 pounds, White just doesn’t have the sheer athletic ability to become a game changing linebacker in the league.
All and all, this seems like a trade between teams just to fill out a preseason roster. If a team had to keep one or the other, the edge would go to Thaddeus Lewis because there is the fact that he actually had made a sizable impact in a regular season game, while Chris White relatively hasn’t.