No. 2 – Kirk Cousins
Unlike the first three guys on this list, Kirk Cousins is the first option that could be considered a true game-changer. This is of course because Cousins could easily be seen as a franchise QB. If the Bills were to sign Cousins in the offseason there would be no reason to use one of their high draft picks on obtaining a QB in the upcoming draft.
In three full seasons as a starter in Washington, Cousins has never had a season in which he passed for less than 4,000 yards. Moreover, Cousins has also never had a season in which he threw for less than 25 touchdowns or more than 13 interceptions. Granted, the number of interceptions could come down a little, but let’s not forget that he has been playing in Washington.
Cousins has also developed a bit of a running game over the last couple of years. In each of the last three seasons he has had at least four rushing touchdowns. In 2017 he ran for nearly 200 yards (a career high) while getting to pay dirt four times.
Signing Cousins would would immediately take Buffalo to the next level as they would have their first legitimate QB in quite some time. Cousins is not a top-tier QB in the NFL but he would instantly become the second-best QB in the AFC East behind Tom Brady. It’s also worth noting that 2017 has proven you don’t need a Brady-type QB to make it far in the playoffs. Let’s not forget that the likes of Bortles, Foles and Keenum have all managed to take their teams to Conference Championship games.