The Buffalo Bills could present wide receiver A.J. Green the best opportunity to prove he can still be a number one wide receiver on a winning team.
One of the more polarizing free agents this offseason is wide receiver A.J. Green. The former first round pick and nine year veteran could be looking to play for a team other than the Cincinnati Bengals for the first time in his career. The best place for Green in the second part of his career could be with the Buffalo Bills.
A.J. Green has been a very good wide receiver and at times was considered one of the best wide receivers in the league. He has been named to the Pro Bowl seven times and he had over 950 receiving yards in each of his first seven years in the league.
He would be the perfect fit for the Bills as well as he would give the team a veteran receiver, one who has proven he can be the top target in an offense, and not to mention at 6’4″ he would be that big target for the Buffalo Bills.
These are all great accolades and that resume should be something the Bills should be interested.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t tell the whole story and this likely is where the hesitation on the Bills would come in to play.
The first is that he is 31 years of age and at this point one would have to wonder just how much he has left in the tank. The bigger concern though would have to be his recent injury history.
Since 2016, Green has missed 29 games which includes all of 2019. This past year, Green suffered torn ligaments in his ankle that cost him the entire season.
The injury concern is something that will have to be vetted and discussed in detail before the Buffalo Bills decide to move forward with Green. If the team believes the injuries are a thing of the past then this team presents the perfect situation for the veteran receiver.
As mentioned, the Buffalo Bills have a desperate need for a number one wide receiver and he would see a large volume of the targets. In addition, the Bills were a playoff team last year and without losing any key pieces, they should be back in contention in 2020.
The on the field component, along with the fact that the Bills have enough cap space to likely offer the highest salary of teams interested, would make the Buffalo Bills the perfect spot for A.J. Green in 2020 and beyond.