The Buffalo Bills have been busy in March and have made some roster additions that should provide immediate upgrades at the start of the 2019 season.
Winning the offseason doesn’t automatically translate to wins on the field.
But it sure is nice when the narrative surrounding the Buffalo Bills in March is that the team is going in the right direction. It sure beats the alternative, or whatever the New York Giants are doing.
A recent ESPN.com article went through the entire NFL to pick out the most impactful move for each team and grade how each team did this offseason. The Bills showed up in the “near perfection” category with Mitch Morse being considered the most impactful signing.
From the article:
"The Bills made former Chiefs center Mitch Morse the highest paid in the NFL at his position, signing him to a four-year deal that averages $11.1 million per season. He is expected to anchor an offensive line that could have as many as four new starters in 2019 under new O-line coach Bobby Johnson."
The great thing about a record deal for a center is that is doesn’t break the salary cap. If the move doesn’t work out in the long-term, it isn’t as if the team committed $80 million to a quarterback.
The team also addressed the wide receiver position with the additions of Cole Beasley and John Brown. Everyone must also keep in mind that it is still March and there can still be more moves made before the NFL Draft.
Everything seems to be a bit more rosy when the quarterback position is settled and all that matters is adding complementary parts on offense. Having a solidified defense helps as well.
The next step is doing well in the draft. That is usually how offseasons are judged, barring a major free-agent signing, and Brandon Beane got off to a great start with his 2018 class. Time to repeat that success in 2019.