The main focus of the 2019 offseason for the Buffalo Bills is to surround Josh Allen with weapons and protection for him to succeed. With a lack of talent across the board on offense, the Bills are starving for good players.
In a 1-on-1 interview with WKBW Sports Director, Joe Buscaglia, McDermott said this:
“I think to be a legitimate contender in this league you’ve got to be able to score, week in or week out, or a threat to score 21 points a game.”
Sure, that would be better than the 16.8 points per game that the Bills averaged in 2018 but 21 points would have been 22nd in the NFL in 2018. Scoring 21 points a game in 2018 would have won the Bills six games outright and sent two games into overtime, tied at 21.
In 2017 and 2018, the Bills held opponents under 21 points 16 times—ten times in 2017 and six times in 2018.
McDermott isn't an offensive mastermind like some of the historically innovative guys such as Andy Reid and Sean Payton, and he doesn't fit the new trend of the Sean McVay’s of the world—great all year except when it matters the most. However, scoring 21 points a game in today’s NFL isn't going to make you a playoff team that can compete. The top-four scoring offenses last year were all in their respective conference championship games.
All in all, the Bills have to make a big leap on offense if they want to have a chance at the playoffs next year. Getting Josh Allen more polished weapons is the main objective for the Bills this offseason so they don't end up 30th in the NFL for points scored like they did in 2018.