Buffalo Bills should benefit from quarterback chaos this offseason
This offseason should be unprecedented when it comes to the quarterback position and the Buffalo Bills should be able to benefit from it.
It is amazing to think that almost half the league could have a new starting quarterback for the 2020 season and the Buffalo Bills will not be one of them. They are one organization that knows there quarterback and there is no question about it.
However, there are a number of teams that can’t say that. There were reports this week that the Los Angeles Chargers and Philip Rivers are going their separate ways this offseason, and Rivers joins a free agent class including Tom Brady, Dak Prescott, Drew Brees, Jameis Winston and Ryan Tannehill.
In addition to those quarterbacks former teams, the Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers all have veteran quarterbacks they may trade and elect to go with one of the top quarterbacks in this NFL Draft.
The quarterback position is the most important position on an NFL roster. The teams looking for a new quarterback, or trying to bring back their former quarterback, will spend a significant amount of time formulating a plan, and likely a back up plan, to address this need. Once they land on the quarterback they want, it will likely eat into a large portion of their available cap space.
While teams are working to identify their quarterback for 2020, the Buffalo Bills can get to work on the other positions they need to address like defensive end, wide receiver and linebacker. If they are able to move quickly, they can potentially add some top tier talent with little competition.
This should also work in their favor during the NFL Draft. The Buffalo Bills will be picking 22nd which is the latest they will be picking with their pick in the first round in a very long time. Fortunately for them this class is deep with skill players at wide receiver and running back but it also has four, potentially five quarterbacks, that could go in the first round.
If teams get aggressive, this could drop some of the top talent at a position or need. It could also create an opportunity for a trade back to acquire other pieces for a team desperate to get one of those final top quarterback talents.
There is no question that this should be an exciting offseason with so much expect change at the quarterback position. While teams are solidifying that position, the Buffalo Bills and GM Brandon Beane can get to work strengthening the pieces around their franchise quarterback.