The NFL trade deadline came to a close today, and it was nothing short of absolute mayhem.
There were a lot of names floating around the Buffalo Bills as potential trade targets. These names were mostly wide receivers; a position that Buffalo is very thin at.
Martavis Bryant and T.Y. Hilton were just a few of the names that all of upstate New York was looking to acquire.
The Kelvin Benjamin news came as a surprise to just about everyone. The Buffalo Bills are buyers for once, and it feels very good. This offense just got a little bit better, and I think Buffalo got a little bit colder.
# 1) Benjamin reunites with Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane
Kelvin Benjamin enters a team in which he is already comfortable with the management. The former Carolina Panthers’ receiver was the 28th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Current Buffalo Bills’ Head Coach, Sean McDermott, worked as the Carolina Panthers’ Defensive Coordinator from 2011 to 2016. He knows how to stop Kelvin Benjamin, so maybe he’ll know how to get him going.
Current Buffalo Bills’ General Manager, Brandon Beane, worked with the Carolina Panthers as Director of Football Operations from 2008-2014, and Assistant General Manager from 2015-2016.
This trio of Buffalo Bills all have a common background. This should ease the transition for Kelvin, and give him some level of comfort when learning the playbook and new system for the Buffalo Bills.