5 difficult decisions Buffalo Bills will need to make this offseason

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How do the Buffalo Bills fix the pass rush?

This has been a consistent theme seemingly every offseason for a few years now and the Buffalo Bills have certainly tried to improve their pass rush. They drafted Ed Oliver in the first round in 2019, used their first pick (second round pick) in the 2020 NFL Draft on A.J. Epenesa, then in 2021 used their first and second round picks on Greg Rousseau and Boogie Basham respectively.

That still wasn’t enough so the Buffalo Bills signed veteran Von Miller with one of the biggest contracts last offseason. There is no question that in the early part of the season the pass rush looked excellent and the presence of Von Miller made a huge difference.

However, he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the latter parts of the regular season and the pass rush regressed significantly. Now this offseason, general manager Brandon Beane once again will need to figure out a plan, especially considering it remains to be seen if Von Miller will be ready for the start of the 2023 season, although he recently sounded optimistic.

On top of that, A.J. Epenesa is entering the final year of his contract and Boogie Basham only has two years left on his. If the Bills don’t feel confident in the group they have, it could make sense to look to trade one, or both, to try and get back some draft picks to use in the 2023 NFL Draft at the position.