Matthews has quietly put up some solid numbers throughout his seven seasons in the NFL. In 2017, Matthews caught 53 passes for 795 yards and four touchdowns. In 2016, Matthews had a career season with 65 receptions on 108 targets, 945 yards and nine touchdowns.
These numbers don’t scream number one receiver, but they yell improvement. If any Bills posted seasons like Matthews recorded in 2016 or 2017, fans of this team would be jumping for joy. He also put up these numbers with a quarterback like Marcus Mariota. Not saying Mariota is bad, but he has struggled with consistencies over the past several years.
At 6-foot-0 and 217 pounds, Matthews has the size to produce and compete on the outside, or in the slot. When given the opportunity, he has produced. He has been the number one receiver in Tennessee each of the last two seasons and despite not being an elite receiver, he would be far better than anything the Bills currently have on the roster at the position.
What might drive the organization away from a player like Matthews is how things ended with the Titans. He walked away from the team and requested his release. That may be a touchy subject for the team as Vontae Davis just quit on the team in recent weeks, but that shouldn’t be a reason to stop Buffalo from bringing in an immediate upgrade at receiver.