As free agency passes and the draft approaches, Rico hit on a few topics. Why did Von Miller come to the Buffalo Bills? Can Gabe Davis be WR2? It’s been a wild offseason so far, and it isn’t calming down any time soon. Let’s get into the latest episode of the Rico Report.
Why Did Von Miller Come To The Buffalo Bills (3:47)
Von Miller might have come to Buffalo for the money, but he gets to do that as a top-tier free agent. Here’s the thing: A lot of places could have offered him the same deal. Miller didn’t just join the Buffalo Bills for that. He came to play with ‘The Creature’ that is Josh Allen.
Miller brings a lot to this team. His upside is enormous, and he’s more than just a player. Von Miller is absolutely an on-field coach who can offer so much more than just his play. His impact on our young room full of defensive ends could be as important as anything he contributes elsewhere. The energy of our defensive end room needs to be tempered with wisdom, technique, and experience.
Lastly, it’s extremely unlikely he plays all six years of his $120M deal. At the conclusion of his contract, Von Miller would be turning 39. He’s not going to play until he’s 39, nor will he be getting every penny. If this man is still worthy of that investment five years from now, and on the same contract, we should all count ourselves extremely lucky.
Gabe Davis – Is He Our WR2? (22:03)
Let’s be honest, shall we? Gabe Davis is deserving of more touches. Losing Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders means that there are more snaps out there available for him. Sure, we signed Jamison Crowder, but he shouldn’t draw from the snaps that Davis has earned. Gabe Davis will get his chances. He will also be expected to make the most of them.
Many fans want Brandon Beane to select a wide receiver early in this draft. Does drafting a wide receiver early work for the Buffalo Bills if we already have the player we want at that position who needs the ball more? Where do the touches go? If we invest significant draft capital into another pass-catcher, who’s mouth are they taking food out of this season? It’s a tough call, based on the current and future state of the wide receiver room. Frankly, we have other, more significant needs; though we should still very much invest in the receiver room.
Rico also touched on some news from around the NFL (32:47) and the idea of trading up in round one, as well as the cost (41:20). All of this came before he broke down the AFC East (51:35) on the latest episode of the Rico Report on the Buffalo Fanatics YouTube channel.