Buffalo Bills: A quiet summer is great news for this team in 2018

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The Buffalo Bills have some questions on the roster, but there isn’t a lot of drama surrounding the team this summer and that is some comforting news.

Drama is great for reality television, but not for professional football teams.

Buffalo Bills fans are enjoying a rather quiet offseason now that the draft is over and we are all left waiting for training camp. The only real story is the impending quarterback competition, but that is nothing new for Bills fans.

The competition isn’t as dramatic as usual because it involves two new players. This is not a matter of an incumbent fighting for a job against the new rookie sensation. It is a player in AJ McCarron trying to prove himself as capable of being an NFL starter, just like Josh Allen. The drama comes in the fall if the chosen starter struggles. But for now, it is a peaceful summer.

The incident involving Zay Jones seemed to signal an offseason of craziness, but even that died down to the point where Jones is back with the team like nothing happened. The situation was seemingly handled internally and thanks to Buffalo being a smaller media market, things went smoothly.

The lack of any major news means fans will go hoarse debating the quarterback position. That is normal in any NFL city that doesn’t feature a guy who has been under center for years. Even then, I’m sure there are a few out there who think Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers are holding their respective teams back. If you can think of a possible opinion, someone has said it.

Having a team without any drama, at least in the offseason, is a positive reflection upon both Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane. Some Bills fans love to talk about “high-character guys” and the culture McDermott is building. That may not always mean wins, but it does mean the team is filled with guys ready to work and those who avoid any outside problems.

If Jones’ incident is the only bad thing we hear about off the field this offseason, that should be considered a success. Teams are always dealing with unnecessary problems, but the ones the Bills have are actually football-related.

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That is a good thing now, yet it won’t change the fact that fans will still be writhing in pain if the team struggles in 2018.