After the Buffalo Bills were out-classed by the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional Round, wide receiver Stefon Diggs took a familiar approach in dealing with the loss.
The All Pro receiver was not happy, and made that very clear, while somewhat muddying his future with the team as well.
Meanwhile, another former All Pro, Cole Beasley, had just returned to the team in the last weeks of the season. Beasley came out of retirement to re-join the Bills in effort to make a title run.
Right after the loss, Beasley appeared ready to give it another go if Buffalo would re-sign him for the 2023 season.
It appears Cole Beasley would love another chance at a Super Bowl run with the Buffalo Bills
Despite not seeing much action in the remaining regular season games after coming back (two catches on two targets), Beasley saw an uptick in the postseason. In the Bills’ two playoff games, Beasley was targeted nine times by Josh Allen, finishing with five catches for 68 yards and a touchdown.
He’s still got it.
Before his brief retirement, Beasley spent three years with the Bills. They ended up being his best three years of his career, as he saw over 100 targets in all three seasons. Beasley has been one of the most sure-handed slot receivers in the league since he really came on in Dallas, and Josh Allen trusted fewer guys more in crunch time type situations.
The 33-year-old opted to give it another go after retiring for just a few months, and it’s no surprise to hear he didn’t quite scratch that itch. To know he wants to come back means he sees unfinished business, as most of the Bills should see after this past season.
Buffalo does need to add talent at wide receiver going forward, and it’s unclear whether or not they would bring Beasley back. Over any other question mark at wideout, though, Beasley should get the nod. His experience and relationship with Allen means much more than what some of the other guys bring to the table.
We’ll see how Buffalo feels about bringing him back in the coming weeks.