On Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs made a big move by trading for offensive tackle Orlando Brown and sending multiple draft picks to the Baltimore Ravens. The Buffalo Bills are in a similar position to the Kansas City Chiefs where the Super Bowl window is wide open. This is a time where veterans could be more valuable to them taking into account the goals they have for this coming season.
When considering that mindset, the Bills may be more willing to trade draft picks for veterans next week during the 2021 NFL Draft. There are a few players that could be available that would address a need and make an immediate impact this year starting with a former All-Pro tight end.
This is a rumor that has seemingly been around all offseason and while the Buffalo Bills did sign free agent Jacob Hollister, there is still a fit for Zach Ertz on this team. The Philadelphia Eagles seem to be a team that is in rebuild mode and gave Ertz’s representation the green light to look for a trade back in March but a trade hasn’t been reached yet.
The issue seems to stem from compensation and the Eagles don’t want to just give Ertz away. Howie Roseman said last month that “it’s gotta make sense for both sides.” While a deal hasn’t been reached yet, it doesn’t necessarily mean one can’t come together.
One idea that has been discussed is possible trading back out of the first round for Ertz and the Eagles second round pick. This is a trade that does make sense for both sides as the Eagles get another first round pick and the Bills get Ertz while not moving too far back.