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

Buffalo Bills, Calais Campbell (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills, Calais Campbell
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What would it cost for the Buffalo Bills to add Campbell?

Campbell was released by the Ravens, so there is no player cost to acquire him. What it will come down to is two things. First, the finances, and second what Campbell is looking for in his next deal.

The Bills will not be able to compete with other teams financially to give him the maximum deal he desires. Atlanta in particular has salary cap space to burn, while the Jets may also have more cap space than the Bills. Additionally, Campbell has played previously in Jacksonville, succeeded there, and may prefer to return to Florida and be closer to where he went to college (Miami). If money, familiarity or previous connections are the deciding factor, the Bills will be a long shot at best to win the sweepstakes for what will likely be Campbell’s last free agent deal.

However, the Bills have the advantage of providing Campbell with the best shot at winning a Super Bowl. Campbell has had a long and storied career, but the one thing he has not done is won a ring. Of the teams that he is reported to be visiting, Buffalo seems best positioned to give him that opportunity in 2023.

How much of Campbell’s decision comes down to his legacy, and the value of a championship may determine whether the Bills have a legitimate shot to add yet another future Hall of Famer to their defensive rotation.

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