New Buffalo Bills WR Coach Adam Henry has ties to Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr. (Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Buffalo Bills lost wide receivers coach Chad Hall this offseason to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who had been in Buffalo for six seasons. Hall began his career as an offensive analyst but was promoted in 2019 to wide receivers coach.

Much hype surrounded the Bills’ wide receiver room in 2022. Gabe Davis was coming off of a massive playoff performance against the Chiefs and new additions Khalil Shakir and Jamison Crowder provided promising depth to an already solid unit. However, every target not named Stefon Diggs had a down year in 2023. There is hope that some fresh blood might be able to get more out of this group than ever before.

On Wednesday, it was reported by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero that the Buffalo Bills were hiring Adam Henry to be their next wide receiver coach. He has previous experience working for the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, and New York Giants. Notably, Henry has ties to high profile Wide Receiver free agent Odell Beckham Jr. The pair worked together while Henry was in Cleveland and New York, while Henry also served as the pass-game coordinator at LSU during Beckham’s college tenure.

Could Adam Henry help the Buffalo Bills sign Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason?

The hire might be a sign that the Bills will seriously pursue Beckham this offseason. The 30-year-old hinted strongly about signing with a contender like the Bills during the 2022 season, but after a poor physical for the Dallas Cowboys, concerns about the health of his knee ruled Beckham unfit to return to play.

Front offices often make coaching hires to attract players rather transparently. Just last off-season, the Broncos hired Nathanial Hackett from Green Bay to attract Aaron Rodgers. Now that the rumors are swirling around Rodgers’ future in Green Bay again, Hackett gets hired by the Quarterback-Needy Jets.

This is not to say that Henry’s coaching success will be entirely determined by his ability to attract Odell Beckham Jr. to the team. Henry is accomplished in his own right and brings years of experience to the position.

Overall, this is a good hire with slam-dunk potential if it also lands Beckham. Beane makes a great move to start the offseason, let’s hope he keeps it up.

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