Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett sat down with practice-squad quarterback Thad Lewis last Friday, the day after starting QB EJ Manuel suffered a sprained knee.
“I was blown away when I first started talking to him,” Hackett said. “I started asking him all these questions, and he knew the answers. I said, ‘How’d you know all this stuff? He said, ‘Well coach, this is my job. I’m learning it just like I’m the starter.’ ”
Hackett expressed satisfaction Friday with Lewis’ ability to run a full offensive package when the Bills face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
We rank Lewis 29th this week among our QBs, and it's only natural to expect him to struggle. The matchup against Cincy isn't a very good one for him and despite the fact he may run the full offense, Lewis isn't a safe play for typical fantasy leagues.