4 trades the Buffalo Bills can make during second wave of free agency
By Kevin Devine
Buffalo Bills Trade Target: Josh Allen (Jacksonville Jaguars)
For all the same reasons that Cameron Jordan makes sense for the Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen does as well (plus, can we ever get too much Josh Allen?).
Von Miller tore his ACL on Thanksgiving Day in 2022. With a typical rehabilitation timeline of 6-12 months, it would be foolish of the Bills to count on Miller being ready at the start of the season. Given his history of knee issues, it would be more reasonable to expect a return late in the season with the realization that he may even need to be on a snap count at that time.
He could take time to get back up to full game speed, much like what we saw with Tre’Davious White in 2022. Given that concern and the impact that we saw on the defense as a whole when Miller was at his best, the Bills should be exploring options to pair with Miller this season.
Josh Allen is exactly the type of disruptive player that the Bills should be looking for. Allen has 14.5 sacks and 36 tackles for a loss in the past two seasons, showing the level of penetration he gets and the disruption he causes.
Allen’s cap hit is a modest $10.9 million per Spotrac.com, and he would be another ideal piece to add into a rotation with Rousseau and Miller when Miller returns. He would likely cost more in a trade than Jordan due to the lower cap hit, being younger, and the Jaguars being better positioned to be immediately competitive. Still, if the Buffalo Bills were to offer a day-2 draft pick and a complimentary player to the Jaguars, this is a deal that could make a lot of sense for both teams.