By Tim Graham
Buffalo Bills General Manager Buddy Nix has stated the organization's intention to draft a franchise quarterback next spring.
Bills coach Chan Gailey, however, still is backing the idea of Ryan Fitzpatrick remaining the starter in 2013.
"We've always said we're looking to develop a quarterback for the future, but I don't think it's the near future," Gailey said today at One Bills Drive. "I think we're talking about Fitz being the guy for us, and [if] we continue to get better I think he's going to be the guy.
"I see us being able to be very productive as an offense with Fitz at quarterback. I've always said that, and I believe that."
Fitzpatrick is 18-30 as a starter for the Bills and never has won more than six games in a season.
This year, he has completed 61.5 percent of his throws for 2,359 yards and 18 touchdowns with 11 interceptions.
Gailey reiterated his faith Fitzpatrick can be successful.
"When you lose, nothing goes the way you want it to," Gailey said. "I just told him to keep working and keep doing the things that we have been successful at in times past and the last couple years.
"Just keep getting better. That's our only choice. That's what you're trying to do, go out there and find ways to get better. Hopefully I can help him be more productive as a quarterback."