Buffalo Bills: 5 potential trade targets as the deadline approaches
By Daniel Hahn
The Los Angeles Chargers are going to be into the playoff hunt and the Bills will have players who can help them out this season. In the event that the Bills were to acquire Tavon Austin, I would be interested in adding Geno Smith to test if they can replicate the chemistry they had at West Virginia.
The reason to add Geno Smith is that he provides an upgrade over Nathan Peterman and Derek Anderson ON the field. The Bills won’t tank. Their end of season schedule is favorable, and with the defense playing as strong as it is, any upgrade in offense could lead to a string of wins to attempt to get back into the Wild Card hunt.
The problem with Geno Smith is he doesn’t appear to be the type of person that would fit the culture of the Bills. Terms like ‘laziness’ have followed him around during his NFL career. What film study techniques would he show Josh Allen?
If he plays well, this would be an audition for the long-term backup job, a role that requires a veteran who is accepting of being a mentor and a teacher to Josh Allen.
I understand that nobody is salivating for the prospects of Geno Smith. His NFL career has had more downs than ups. My ‘win-now’ trade scenario involves reuniting a duo in Smith/Austin who were dynamic in college, and excelled with a short passing offense. An offense that the Bills are utilizing today.
Worst case, Smith is a free agent at the end of the year and would be on his way elsewhere.