Buffalo Bills off-season to-do list.
The Buffalo Bills are going to have some big moves to make this off-season, and will need to create cap space. Who will be on their way out, and who will be getting an extension? Let’s take a look at a few moves we expect the Bills to make.
1.) Release Cole Beasley
Beasley has been a reliable option for Josh, however he also lost a step this season. Releasing Beasley would create $6M in cap space, with $1M in dead cap. That money could be used for bringing back Isaiah McKenzie, who would fill the void nicely.
2.) Re-sign Isaiah McKenzie
As mentioned before, the Bills need to make it a priority to bring back McKenzie. We’ve seen a couple times (vs Miami in 2020 & New England this year) that he can bring a different type of threat to this offense that we haven’t seen in a long time. Bringing him back to start alongside Stefon Diggs & Gabe Davis would be crucial for this teams success.
3.) Extend Stefon Diggs
Diggs will be a Free Agent after the 2023 season, being in the final year of a five year/$72M deal. In 33 games with Buffalo, he has recorded 2,760 yards and 18 TDs on 230 receptions, earning another big extension.
4.) Find a Guard
The lack of a starting-caliber guard proved vital for the Buffalo Bills this season. It took multiple different combinations throughout the season before they settled on Ryan Bates and Darryl Williams. Last off-season, the Bills made zero moves to improve there. That will have to change this offseason. Signing one in Free Agency & drafting one high in the draft would probably be the way to go.
5.) Get some CB depth
The absence of Tre White proved fatal in a couple games this year (Buccaneers & Chiefs). With White expected to miss significant time next season, the Bills must prioritize finding quality depth in the secondary. Preferably, corners with speed.
6.) Give Dawson Knox an extension
Knox’s development from last year to now has been amazing to watch. He became a reliable option for Allen throughout the season, totaling 587 yards and nine TDs on 47 receptions in 15 games. If Buffalo waits another year to extend him, he would demand more than what he would get now.