1. Le’Veon Bell
Le’Veon Bell has to be included on any list of running backs this offseason. It appears he wants to make the most money possible and the Bills are a team would could give him what he wants.
I have read different projections that see Bell making anywhere from $11-$15 million annually. That would make him the face of the Bills in terms of salary and he would immediately step in as the focal point on offense.
For the Bills to sign Bell, McCoy would certainly be let go to free up money and playing time. It would provide some star power to the offense and could transform the way the unit plays in 2019.
Yet I don’t think the Bills would make some a major move without first upgrading the offensive line. If that is going to be done primarily through the NFL Draft, it may be too late to sign Bell.
He would be such a major commitment that it would not make sense to bring him in without improving up front. The other backs on this list would come on cheaper deals and wouldn’t be seen as major busts if the line struggled again and the rushing numbers were down as a result.
I don’t believe the Bills will seriously pursue Bell. However, teams are always full of surprises and if the team is looking at him, we may not find out until the day a deal is announced.