During the NFL Combine, comments made by general manager Brandon Beane appeared to indicate that the Buffalo Bills would be committed to Gabe Davis as their number two wide receiver. While they may not be actively looking to trade the former fourth round pick, they probably are not hanging up the phone if other teams call.
One of those teams could be the New York Giants, who not only hired Joe Schoen as their general manager and Brian Daboll as their head coach after a number of years with the Bills, but they also have a major need at the position.
Recently, Pat Leonard with the Daily News mentioned that the Giants may be interested in trading for him if the Buffalo Bills are not able to reach an extension with Davis.
"Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis, meanwhile, could be a potential trade target if Buffalo can’t reach an extension with its No. 2 wideout who has shown No. 1 ability."
Should the Buffalo Bills consider trading Gabe Davis this offseason?
While the Bills appear committed to Gabe Davis, it is worth asking the question and exploring what that might look like. Gabe Davis was a fourth round draft pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2020 and after two years as a backup, he stepped in as the starter this past season.
The performance was inconsistent as he saw his drops increase but he did set career highs in receptions (48), targets (93), receiving yards (836), and receiving touchdowns (7). He also is entering his final year of his contract and the Bills certainly run the risk of losing him in free agency if they don’t extend him now.
However, they may not want to commit to a long-term deal and want to see more before making that type of offer. The other challenge is that if the Bills were to trade Gabe Davis this offseason, there aren’t many options out there in free agency. Does that mean they want to rely on a rookie to replace Gabe Davis or do they look to bring in a veteran?
There are certainly plenty of questions but it doesn’t seem to be out of the realm of possibility that the Buffalo Bills would entertain trading Gabe Davis if the return was worth it.