After a crushing loss in the AFC Divisional Round, the Buffalo Bills enter an offseason having been dominated by the Cincinnati Bengals.
There are plenty of questions. There are positions which need to be upgraded.
Right now, there’s mostly emotion. But, when the team and fans come down from that loss and face the offseason realities, we’ll start to see questions answered and issues addressed.
Buffalo has a good amount of key free agents this year that they need to decide on, but three in particular are highly intriguing, and you could argue bringing them all back would make sense for another run in 2023.
Buffalo Bills who could stay or go this offseason: Cole Beasley, WR
He retired last year, only to come back and spend a couple of meaningless games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, followed by coming home to Buffalo. Cole Beasley would apparently love another chance to suit up for the Bills in 2023.
At 33 years old, Beasley proved he can still play. Not only that, but he still has the chemistry between he and Josh Allen. Buffalo needs to reconfigure their wide receiver room this offseason beyond Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis, but bringing back Beasley might just make sense.
While Buffalo needs younger, more reliable and versatile options than John Brown and Jamison Crowder, an aging Beasley still makes a little bit of sense for this team that wants to make a Super Bowl run. He’s still trustworthy. He’ll catch the football in those highly-necessary moments.
In his two postseason games, Beasley was targeted nine times by Allen, proving that the chemistry is still there. Does Buffalo need him back? He just might be worth one more year.