Buffalo Bills fans are optimistic about the team but a recent list on FanSided doesn’t have the team ranked too high in terms of roster potential.
We spent a lot of time this offseason going over various power rankings that had the Buffalo Bills near the bottom. Whether it be overall rankings or down to the individual positions, it was a similar theme.
That continues at the start of training camp as the Bills show up at No. 24 overall in a list on FanSided ranking teams in terms of preseason potential.
From the article:
"Whether it’s A.J. McCarron, Nathan Peterman or Josh Allen, the Bills are going to be erratic throwing the football. A big receiver like Kelvin Benjamin can help cover up some of those errant throws, but he has to get somewhat open first. That’s not the former Panthers strong suit. Expect the Bills to find weapons for Allen next offseason."
The quarterback position remains the main area of focus when it comes to this Bills team. Bills fans have faith in at least one of the three individuals but that faith doesn’t exactly spread outward from Western New York.
The Bills are in the familiar situation of needing to earn respect as opposed to getting it automatically in the preseason. Nothing new here.
The thing holding the Bills back in this particular set of rankings is the lack of a star on the team. LeSean McCoy is the biggest name on the roster but he can’t carry the team alone from the running back position. Shift out to wide receiver and fans are pinning their hopes to Kelvin Benjamin, who has yet to have a truly elite season in the NFL.
But none of that matters once the season actually begins if there are some breakout players on the roster. The individuals in camp right now believe they can head back to the postseason and that is what matters right now.
And if one of the quarterbacks has a successful season, all the worries of the preseason will fade away with every touchdown pass.