ESPN’s James Walker writes that the Buffalo Bills could get out from under QB Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s a $59 million and cut $4.45 million off of their cap next season, as well as an addition $7.45 million in actual cash.
Walker adds that Fitzpatrick has $3 million roster bonus that will be due at the beginning of March. If he’s still on their roster by then, his cap number becomes $10.45 million for the 2013 season.
You can see why it would make sense for the Bills to cut him lose and look elsewhere for a long-term replacement. Bills GM Buddy Nix has publicly stated numerous times that they will be looking to draft a quarterback in next year’s draft, but rumors have also been circulating that Michael Vick could also be an potential option if the Eagles do in fact cut him loose.