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5 More Offseason Moves The Buffalo Bills Should Consider

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The 2021-22 Buffalo Bills season was one to remember. Whether it was the 60 mph wind storm game against New England, the NFL’s first ever “perfect game” by an offense, or witnessing the return of Air Allen as he hurdled L’Jarius Sneed, this season had it all. When remembering the 2021-22 campaign, all Bills Mafia will be left thinking about is 13 seconds. The Buffalo Bills were 13 seconds away from slaying the dragon that is the Kansas City Chiefs. As we enter the 2022-23 season, the Bills will need to retool and reload in the hopes of making another deep playoff run. Below are five items I believe should be on Brandon Beane’s to-do list this offseason.

1.) Trade for Andy Isabella

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Arizona Cardinals WR Andy Isabella was given permission by his club to seek a trade on March 2. The former 62nd overall pick in 2019 is entering his fourth season in the league, and is on the last year of his rookie contract. He carries a cap hit of $1.7 million, according to Spotrac. Isabella has been buried on the Cardinals depth chart for his whole career, as he has a career receiving high of 224 yards (2020). He has the skill set to replace Isaiah McKenzie as the Bills’ gadget player. Isabella is a cheap addition, who is looking to prove himself. The 25 year old would fit well in a Josh Allen led offense. 

2.) Draft Roger McCreary at 25

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Auburn cornerback Roger McCreary is a very intriguing prospect for the Bills to consider at 25. The Bills will need reinforcements at cornerback for this upcoming season. All-Pro cornerback Tre White will still be recovering from his torn ACL when the season starts and Levi Wallace is an UFA. Long term, McCreary possesses elite athleticism and very high upside as CB2 opposite of Tre White and would be a very good, cost controlled defender. 

3.) Sign Linval Joseph 

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Standing at 6’4”, 329 lbs, Linval Joseph possesses the ability to be a true 1-tech for the Bills. Joseph’s ability to two gap at a high level will not only open up space for players like Ed Oliver, it will also alleviate the need for Tremaine Edmunds to two gap at the linebacker position, allowing him to play freer. While Joseph may not jump off the box score, his presence will definitely be noticed. 

4.) Sign Rob Gronkowski

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Tim Graham of The Athletic reported that the Buffalo Bills have interest in pursuing free agent tight end Rob Gronkowski. The Western New York native terrorized the Bills for years as a memeber of the New England Patriots, but could he end his career as a Buffalo Bill? The signing would give the Bills the personnel flexibility to run 12 personnel, something they were unable to do this past season. Even at the ripe age of 33, Gronk is still playing at a very high level, totaling 802 yards and six touchdowns this past season. Gronk would be not only another weapon for Allen, but a good mentor for Dawson Knox. Gronk can also be a blocker in the run game, an area that the Bills need to see improvement upon going into next season. 

5.) Extend Stefon Diggs

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While this move will not move the needle towards beating Kansas City, securing Diggs for three more seasons should be high on Brandon Beane’s to-do list this off-season. His contract is set to expire in 2024, so adding three more years onto that deal and giving Diggs a raise seems like a no brainer. Diggs has been a crucial part of Buffalo’s offensive success the Bills. Even when he is not lighting up the stat sheet, he is creating opportunities for his teammates to eat. He is an integral part of the organization and I would expect them to further invest in him this off-season.