With the 2018 season now over, we will begin to take a peek at how the Buffalo Bills roster will shape out in 2019. Here is our look at the wide receiver position.
It was clear throughout the 2018 season that the Buffalo Bills lacked weapons on the outside.
Training camp provided a few glimpses into the type of passing game we would have during the season, but the group overall was never setup to help out any of the quarterbacks on the roster – especially a rookie with lots of growth needed to be successful.
The Bills’ three starting receivers to open up the season against the Baltimore Ravens were Kelvin Benjamin, Zay Jones and Jeremy Kerley. By no means was that one of the best in the league, but there was a mix of experience and youth that had some promise to it. Then the game was actually played and we found out that we don’t have receivers and we didn’t have anyone to throw to them.
Kerley would end up being released soon after for a backup defensive tackle (questionable decision to this day) and Benjamin would be flat out released because of terribleness, leaving Jones and undrafted rookie free agent Robert Foster as the two starters for rookie quarterback Josh Allen.
By the end of the regular season, Buffalo had developed Jones, Foster and Isaiah McKenzie into three receivers with the ability to at least put pressure on a defense and help out their rookie quarterback. Despite their growth, the team needs to continue to bring in talent and help out their young quarterback by surrounding him with playmakers.
Here is how the team can set up Allen and the offense for success in 2019 and beyond.