Bills' GM Brandon Beane said Fromm was brought in to compete for a backup role. The league has seen over the past few years how a backup quarterback can have an Impact on a team.
Nick Foles, then back up to Carson Wentz lead the Eagles to a superbowl. That same year Bills' Backup quarterback Nathan Peterman came in and threw an interception to allow the Jaguars to advance on in the playoffs.
Beane told ESPN "Adding Fromm was just… a guy that we had on our board that we really thought had a great college career and he’s very smart. He’ll add to the competition to backup Josh, but Josh is our entrenched starter.”
Allen led the Bills to their highest win total this millennium with ten, and got them a wild-card berth, during his second season.
Jim Kelly had Frank Reich backing him up. Reich was a valuable asset, who led the greatest comeback in NFL history against the Houston Oilers, well prior to superbowl 51 that is.
"Fromm is simply there for insurance purposes and to obviously set up the franchise with a suitable backup for the near future." wrote Siddiqi of Clutch Point.
In the video below, Ray Rauth from DPN Sports Talk was live on SportsCastr and ClutchPoints discussing why the Buffalo Bills drafted Jake Fromm, insight on the Stefon Siggs trade, Andy Dalton being released by the Bengals, and Ron Rivera on why the Redskins would and wouldn't sign Cam Newton.