Bills OC Brian Daboll reacts to Jake Fromm's released texts: 'He has a lot of work to do to earn the trust of his teammates back'
Heading into the 2020 NFL season, the biggest storyline surrounding Jake Fromm was expected to be his response to his massive fall during the league’s latest selection process.
After being projected by some as a first-round selection during his college career, the former Georgia standout dropped all the way to the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Considering where he was selected in the draft, there’s no guarantee Fromm even makes the Bills roster and now the quarterback has another issue in Buffalo.
Following the release of private text messages where Fromm mentions making gun suppressors so expensive that only “elite white people” can afford them, the quarterback issued a public apology which was followed by a prepared statement from the team.
The backlash has been harsh, even from many former Bulldogs that played with Fromm that have been quick to call out their former teammate.
During his media availability on Friday, the first question Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was asked was about Fromm’s leaked text messages and the reaction in the Buffalo locker room.
“Jake spoke to the team yesterday, which was really comprised of coaches, players, and support staff, and gave an apology to the text messages that came out yesterday,” Daboll said. “He knows that he has a lot of work to do to earn the trust of his teammates back.
“And I’m a big believer in actions speak louder than words. So I know he’ll be committed to that. We have a strong leadership group a strong culture in our room. Like you know, Jake is a young man who apologized and you know — where we go moving forward, he’s got a lot to do to earn the trust and confidence of other players and everyone else in the building back, and I know he’ll work hard to do that.”
Trying to get on the field in the NFL is hard enough for quarterbacks that are late-round selections and the release of his old texts is just going to make that challenge a bigger hurdle for the rookie from Athens in 2020.