Super star edge rusher to the Buffalo Bills: NFL writer proposes wild trade

This time of the year is never short on wild and crazy takes. But could this trade proposal work for the Buffalo Bills?
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We're in that period between the close of mandatory minicamp and the start of training camp, which is roughly five weeks, and it's a time when content creators across the globe scramble for something to talk about. Oftentimes, one approach is creative and often make-believe trade scenarios. Such is the case with one NFL writer from Bleacher Report, who suggests the Bills offer a 2025 third-round pick to the Chargers for star edge rusher Joey Bosa. Here is a snippet from the article.

"Only one player for Buffalo eclipsed 10 sacks last season—edge-rusher Leonard Floyd, who is now in San Francisco. Buffalo's projected starters on the edge (Gregory Rousseau and A.J. Epenesa) combined for just 11.5 sacks a year ago."

Gary Davenport - Bleacher Report

Firstly, I like Rousseau heading into this season, he'll improve on those sack numbers this season. But could such a move even work, I'm not so sure. Bosa, when healthy is one of the premier pass-rushers in the league. For the Chargers to accept only a third-round pick for him, seems like crazy talk to me. Plus, Bosa's contract isn't exactly small potatoes, and he is coming off a significant foot injury last season that cut his 2023 season short. He also missed a ton of time in 2022. Over the last two seasons, Bosa has played in only 14 games, starting nine of them. Three times in his eight-year career, he's missed at least ten or more starts due to injury.

Does Joey Bosa's contract make sense for the Buffalo Bills?

Bosa's current contract comes with a cap hit of over $26 million in 2024 and over $36 million in 2025. First of all, I don't know how Brandon Beane would get the Bills under the cap enough to fit this contract on the books, but secondly, for a player who has missed as much time as he has with injuries, I wouldn't be comfortable making this move. Such a move reminds me of the Von Miller situation, and we've seen how that has worked out so far. I won't dive deep into his injury history, but trust me, it's extensive. However, I can provide you with this link to that outlines the injuries, and you'll understand my hesitation.