Oct 20, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) runs the ball against the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter of a game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

C.J. Spiller Makes One Too Many RB's

With the ninth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the Buffalo Bills select C.J. Spiller, Running Back, Clemson. Do you remember what you were thinking when the Bills make that pick? I was thinking why did we just take a running back at number nine? C.J. Spiller can be a game changer, but it may be time for the Bills to move on.

For about half of my life the Buffalo Bills have been one of the worst teams the NFL has ever seen, and while I still go into each new season with high hopes they more often than not are ripping apart by week five. This year everything is the same, except the Bills seem to be trying to fix the on field product as well as their image in the NFL. Also, changing could be C.J. Spiller’s roster spot.

As we get set for training camp to open the Bills have three capable running backs on roster. Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller and recent addition Bryce Brown. With three running backs on the roster, and Spiller nearing the end if his current five-year $25.67 million contract; it could be time for the Bills to start thinking trade.

In the NFL not unlike other professional leagues players do not take pay cuts at 26, 27 years old. Spiller won’t be the exception. The addition of Brown may have been more than just plugging a hole. The Bills may be planning on having a season long try-out. Brown if successful could send Spiller packing.

As for Jackson, well honestly he is getting too old to start in the NFL, but seeing as how he is a fan favorite I don’t think he is going away, and frankly there hasn’t been much let down when he touches the ball.

By The Numbers Last Season

C.J. Spiller: Rushes 202, Yards 933, YRD/ATT 4.6, TD 2

Fred Jackson: Rushes 206, Yards 890, YRD/ATT 4.3, TD 9

Bryce Brown: Rushes 190, Yards 878, YRD/ATT 4.6, TD 6

Spiller could have options presented to him however, as talk about on a local radio show the Bills could switch him to a slot WR, but I get the feeling that he will be unwilling to accept anything other than a starting RB job. Sorry, Spiller unless you are willing to sign a two-year deal at the same money I have very little interest in keeping you in Buffalo.

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  • Andrew Prince

    What about Anthony Dixon? He has to be better than Tashard Choice???

  • danjay84

    I think when all is said and done, Spiller/Brown will be our 1-2 punch for the future. I’m very confident that after this season, it will be very hard not to pay Spiller. Still, I think a lot of that hinges on ownership and the coaching regime. I like Dixon a lot, physical downhill back with a little shiftiness to his game. Ideal for short yardage and goal line touches. Choice was just very average and excelled at nothing. He was a “safe” backup, someone to plug in and that’s about it.