The Buffalo Bills are reportedly looking to trade up in the 2018 NFL Draft, with the expectation being that move would be to grab a quarterback.
The offseason is a perfect time for Buffalo Bills fans to exchange theories about what the team will do in the 2018 NFL Draft. More specifically, what the team will do to address the quarterback position.
Some fans are fine with keeping Tyrod Taylor while others want a rookie to come in and be handed the reigns right away.
That theory may have gained a bit of traction over the weekend, according to Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM in Denver.
This news is nothing shocking, but it does give a bit of legitimacy to the idea that the Bills could trade up to take a quarterback. Having two first-round picks helps make that move more feasible.
This particular possibility will become even more likely if the Bills cut Taylor and don’t sign a top quarterback in free agency. Case Keenum stands out as a realistic option, while Kirk Cousins remains the longshot. But if the team heads into the draft with Nathan Peterman as the No. 1 quarterback, expect a big trade on that first night of the draft.
Even keeping Taylor allows the Bills to draft a quarterback high, leaving the veteran to once again serve as the bridge guy. He may not like the lack of job security, but his salary should help make up for any lost time on the field.
This is one of the deepest quarterback classes, at least on paper, in recent memory and the Bills appear to be headed to join in on the fun. Now begins the conversation of how high up the team should go and what constitutes a good deal that doesn’t give up too much at such a crucial point in time for the franchise.