It may be a reach for the Bills to take Nassib with the eighth overall pick, with other needs and stronger players at other positions, but their second-round pick is at 41.
“I think it would be big,” Gruden said of Nassib going to Buffalo. “I think it would be huge, without a doubt. I think Tannehill last year going to the Miami Dolphins, a lot of people didn’t think he was going to go as high as he did, but Mike Sherman, his former coach at Texas A&M went to the Dolphins as offensive coordinator, and that had a lot to do with Tannehill bursting on the scene like he did.
“I’m not saying that’s going to happen for sure with Nassib. But system familiarity is a huge tool with any quarterback, certainly with a young quarterback. So if Buffalo could get Nassib, I think it would be great for both sides.”
The Bills’ staff was in Syracuse within the last week for a private workout with Nassib and other players, a reunion of sorts, but one that was more about business than reminiscing.
In a week or so, Nassib and Marrone could be together again, perhaps this time for the long haul and as key pieces hoping to turn around a Bills franchise that has long been looking for success and stability.