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Fan sentiment: Buffalo Bills 2018 offseason needs, pre-free agency

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What do you think Buffalo’s biggest needs are entering free agency?

Now the 2018 offseason is upon us, the Buffalo Bills can begin to fill the myriad holes the team has in earnest. Before the team makes any moves, I thought it would be good for Bills fans to sound off on what areas the team needs to target this offseason.

Below are some of the areas the team will likely look to improve this offseason, but there are plenty more positions that need to be addressed.

Linebacker

With starters Preston Brown and Ramon Humber set to become free agents in March, the Bills will be down to Lorenzo Alexander as their only returning starter at the position. Matt Milano could be an option to fill Humber’s role as a weak side linebacker, but the only internal candidate the team has to replace Brown is a, likely miscast, Tanner Vallejo.

Defensive Tackle

Brandon Beane opened up a hole at the position when he decided to trade away Marcell Dareus to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and with Kyle Williams’ status still left up in the air, the team may be left with no returning starters in the middle of the defensive line.

Quarterback

Tyrod Taylor is still technically under contract, but it is suspected that the Bills will move on from the signal caller this offseason through either a trade or by simply cutting him before he is owed a $6 million roster bonus on March 14th. That would leave the team with only second-year quarterback Nathan Peterman on the roster.

Wide Receiver

In trading for Kelvin Benjamin before the trade deadline, the Bills essentially admitted that the trio of starting wide receivers - Zay Jones, Jordan Matthews and Andre Holmes - wasn’t working. Benjamin provided a much needed injection of firepower at the position. However, with Matthews and another late addition to the team in Deonte Thompson set to become free agents, the team needs to continue to add more talent.

It’s your turn to sound off. What’s the biggest need?

Poll

The Buffalo Bills biggest draft need is...

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    quarterback
    (552 votes)
  • 2%
    wide reciever
    (24 votes)
  • 0%
    running back
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    guard
    (11 votes)
  • 3%
    offensive tackle
    (35 votes)
  • 0%
    tight end
    (0 votes)
  • 27%
    defensive tackle
    (287 votes)
  • 1%
    defensive end
    (13 votes)
  • 10%
    linebacker
    (109 votes)
  • 0%
    cornerback
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    safety
    (1 vote)
1038 votes total Vote Now