The Buffalo Bills had two key areas of need to start the offseason, which was wide receiver and pass rusher. The Bills’ defense was one of the best in the league last year but they didn’t get a ton of production from the defensive end position.
Entering this offseason, the team had Jerry Hughes, Trent Murphy and Darryl Johnson under contract however those three combined for only 10.5 sacks last year. While Addison alone had 9.5 sacks so he fills a need for this team’s ability to get to the quarterback.
At 32 years of age, Addison isn’t a long term solution and this move doesn’t completely address the position and the Bills could still use a top pick to add another pass rusher. However, it buys the team some time to find out what that answer might be and gives them a starting defensive end for 2020.