The Buffalo Bills just wrapped up their successful 2017-18 campaign. Moving into the off-season, the Bills first step is to make tough decisions on internal free agents.
After one year of the Sean McDermott era in Buffalo, the Bills successfully ended the playoff drought, shed some cap space, and implemented a new culture. From the beginning McDermott stated that this season wasn’t about tanking or playoffs, but building a culture.
The free agent signings and draft picks last year held high values on character. The Bills removed on-field talent by trading away former high draft picks, Sammy Watkins, Marcel Dareus, Reggie Ragland, and Ronald Darby.
In all the trades, the Bills never truly made a ‘tanking’ decision, they received on field assistance, and opened future cap space to keep guys who would fit their long-term culture better. In looking at McDermott and Brandon Beane’s first full offseason, several hard decisions need to be made on high character guys.
What should the Buffalo Bills do? Their top decision in my opinion, will be determining the need and value of Inside Linebacker Preston Brown.