Would Calais Campbell be a good fit with the Buffalo Bills?

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Buffalo Bills, Calais Campbell
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Calais Campbell’s career speaks for itself

Calais Campbell was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He spent nine years in Arizona before signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in 2017. He was traded by the Jaguars to Baltimore in 2020 and has continued to be a solid starter for them over the past three seasons.

Wherever he has gone, Campbell has been a model citizen, so his fit within the clubhouse is not in question. He was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2019, honoring his commitment to philanthropy and community impact, while also winning the Bart Starr Award for exemplifying outstanding character and leadership.

Campbell has been selected to six Pro Bowls, and was named a first-team All-Pro in 2017 when he put up 14.5 sacks in his first season in Jacksonville. Throughout his career he has been extremely durable, playing in 227 games across 15 seasons, and only twice playing in less than 14 games. He has shown versatility playing both Left and Right Defensive End. He was named to the NFL all decade team for the 2010s.

Now 36 years old, Campbell cannot be expected to be the dominant force that he was during his prime. However, given reasonable expectations and put in the right scenario, he could still be a very productive part of a championship caliber defense.