The 2018 Buffalo Bills season is still months away but that hasn’t stopped some from projecting where free agents will land in the 2019 offseason.
The 24/7 NFL news cycle means some writers are already looking beyond the 2018 season.
A recent article on FanSided, written by Peter Bukowski, looked at one free agent each NFL team should sign in 2019.
I know what you’re thinking. And yes it is a bit early to look that far ahead, but it is interesting to check out who will be available next year.
"Enter Graham, a premiere pass rush talent who the Eagles simply may not be able to afford. Right now, they stand nearly $50 million in the red against the 2019 cap. Some restructures and releases should ease the burden, but it’s unrealistic to imagine them clearing all that money and have room for a Graham mega-deal."
What the Bills do next offseason depends on how the team performs in 2018. Fans are expecting a great year from the defense, while the offense is in focus with so many remaining question marks. If the defense is great again but the offense struggles, all that cap space may be better used on a top receiver or offensive lineman.
As you may guess, these projections are nothing more than a guess. Just like a mock draft. But if the Bills are lacking along the defensive line this year, Graham could be a player to keep in mind.
I’m personally still focused on some 2018 free agents, specifically at the wide receiver position. Dez Bryant is the biggest name, while Eric Decker is another player who could be given a look to help take the pressure off Zay Jones and Kelvin Benjamin.
How the team proceeds next offseason may also depend on how Josh Allen and AJ McCarron perform this season. There is so much to be seen this year, so we’ll stay patient for now. Regardless, Graham wouldn’t be a bad addition.