Buffalo Bills Trade Target: Hunter Renfrow (Las Vegas Raiders)
Brandon Beane has been opportunistic about adding unique weapons to upgrade the Buffalo Bills wide receiver options in 2023, adding Deonte Harty and Trent Sherfield in separate deals. While Harty and Sherfield add speed and unique matchups, they are essentially fourth or fifth wide receivers or gadget players to expand the Bills’ already complicated route tree. Neither is a consistent starting caliber wide receiver who can be relied on as an every-down player for QB Josh Allen.
While it is nice to dream about DeAndre Hopkins and Jerry Jeudy, the reality is that the cost both in terms of draft picks and cap space is likely too high for the Bills on both of those players, and the questions about both with injuries (both) and performance enhancing drugs (Hopkins) make the risk likely outweigh the reward.
Hunter Renfrow on the other hand profiles as a solid number two wide receiver who would be reliable and offer yet another different look for a Bills offense with a variety of weapons. Best of all, he would do so at a lower cost than either Hopkins or Jeudy, and for a Raiders team that is rebuilding could likely be had for a combination of draft picks that the Bills find palatable. With a cap hit of only $6.5 million, Renfrow would much more easily fit within the Buffalo Bills 2023 plans, and they could restructure or work out an extension with him to make 2024 very manageable as well.
Renfrow is known as a very precise route runner with good hands who has excelled for the Raiders from the slot, and would give the Bills a very solid number 2 or 3 WR at a position where they had little production and no stability in 2022. The Bills could pair him with Gabe Davis, who offers a very different physical profile and skillset, and give Khalil Shakir more time to develop.