Once upon a time, the Buffalo Bills snatched wide receiver Robert Woods out of USC in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Fast forward 10 years, and maybe, just maybe, a reunion could be on the horizon.
The Bills went last year with only one true, reliable threat at wide receiver in Stefon Diggs. They thought they’d see a huge leap from Gabriel Davis. Instead, it was an inconsistent season for Davis who stepped up in spurts.
Meanwhile, veterans like Jamison Crowder and Cole Beasley might not be the answer in the slot. The Bills have to get themselves another reliable playmaker at this position, and free agency could be the way to go.
Without a lot of wiggle room in the salary cap, could Buffalo look at reuniting with Woods, who was recently let go from Tennessee?
Robert Woods coming back to the Buffalo Bills makes a ton of sense
With the Bills tending to lean on veterans over the past couple of years, like Crowder and Beasley, then Woods isn’t that farfetched of an ideal signing. The 30-year-old veteran wideout could return to Buffalo on more of a prove-it type of deal after having a down season last year with the Titans.
In his lone season with Tennessee, Woods caught 53 passes for 527 yards and just two scores. But, the Titans’ offense was also a train wreck.
Coming to Buffalo, where Josh Allen is at the helm and Diggs is out wide to take some pressure off, Woods could do what he does best.
He is a crafty route runner who gets open well and uses the field to his advantage in gaining yards after the catch. The Bills really just need another reliable pass-catcher at wide receiver, and if Woods is healthy, there’s no reason he can’t be that guy.
In 2018 and 2019, Woods posted the two best years of his career, going over 1,000 yards in each season with the Los Angeles Rams.
Now a bit older and not likely to command a high dollar salary, the Bills could get Woods for next to nothing. If he’s willing to come back to Buffalo, I would assume many fans would love to have him back, especially if he were to take the place of a guy like Crowder or even second-year pro Khalil Shakir.
Woods provides stability and another veteran presence while also being an upgrade over the other two older veterans. Brandon Beane should seriously consider looking at a reunion, here. Do you fans agree?