Ranking the four best seasons by Buffalo Bills wide receivers in franchise history
By Adam Hayward
2nd best season by a Buffalo Bills WR: Eric Moulds – 1998
Stats: 67 receptions, 1368 yards, 85.5 YPG, 9 touchdowns
Other than Reed, there are two other receivers who were named to the Buffalo Bills’ 50th-anniversary team. One of them was James Lofton, a home-bred Green Bay Packer who had four productive seasons with Buffalo. The other? Eric Moulds – one of the more well-known receivers around the turn of the century.
Drafted by the Bills in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft, Moulds started his career buried in the depth chart. But with Reed on the decline and the Bills needing a new #1 receiver, it was up to Moulds to step up to the plate. And he would most certainly do so, becoming of the league’s best receivers in his first year as a starter.
In 1998 – his first year as the team’s primary receiver – Moulds accumulated 1,368 yards and nine touchdowns. His 1,368 receiving yards were a team record at the time, and his 20.4 yards per catch was second in the league. Moulds’ single-season receiving yards record would stand for over two decades until a former Minnesota Viking took the mantle in 2020…