With OTAs kicking off and the Buffalo Bills getting into the thick of their offseason workouts, it's starting to feel like football is getting exponentially closer by the day.
But, the offseason is what we live for at times. When the season ends, the offseason work is all we, as fans, want to talk about. We eat it up; the good and the bad.
As for the good, general manager Brandon Beane made some thoughtful, intelligent moves over the past couple of months. Between free agency and the 2023 NFL Draft, most would agree that Beane did what he could, with the finances available, to ensure the Bills can make a Super Bowl run during the 2023 season.
Out of all the moves made by Buffalo, though, which ones were the best? We count down the top five.
5. The Bills letting Tremaine Edmunds walk was for the best
Tremaine Edmunds is a fantastic player and one of the best at his position. However, the reality was, Buffalo couldn't bring him back. If they did, somehow, they would be sacrificing elsewhere. The roster was already top-heavy in terms of salary obligations, and Edmunds' 4-year, $72 million deal with the Chicago Bears would have hit this franchise hard if they offered a similar contract.
This Bills defense is already a stout unit. Matt Milano is still holding down the linebacker group. Von Miller is going to return, eventually. Tre'Davious White should be back to being himself. Jordan Poyer is back. The front four will have to step up without Miller, but this defense as a whole is still a top-10 unit.
Letting Edmunds go was a necessary move, and the Bills were right to allow him to leave. Now, it's time to see what Dorian Williams has in store for this organization. The rookie third-round pick was part of a Day 2 home run hit by Brandon Beane, and he could be the future at that position.