The Buffalo Bills need some new wide receivers but may not be looking to add one dominant force as the focal point of the group.
A lot of the quotes are the usual generic things heard from coaches and general managers, but one quote stood out to me.
It was this one:
If you want to see Beane’s talk with the media, here it is:
This quote about the receivers is interesting because it seems to signal that Beane won’t go all out and pay one receiver to be the top guy on offense. It seems he would rather get several talented players, without breaking the bank for one.
Maybe the Kelvin Benjamin experience changed his ways.
This strategy goes along with the whole concept of Beane’s process. He will look to add as much talent as possible, for a reasonable cost, and let competition ensue. Giving one player a monster contract could mean the team is limited in who else they could bring in.
That also creates a situation where expectations are high and an average season could lead to the money being a waste.
Eventually the Bills will land a receiver who emerges as the top guy and who is hopefully among the best receivers in the league. Letting that happen naturally is much different than bringing someone in and declaring them the top guy before even playing in the offense.
I assume this approach will be applied to the running backs as well once LeSean McCoy is no longer in town, especially after the way he performed in 2018 as the supposed lead back.