Super Bowl LIV is set to begin at 6:30 PM Eastern this eveningon FOX. While the Buffalo Bills won’t participate, some former Bills players have the chance to win the big game as members of either the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco 49ers.
Sammy Watkins, Buffalo’s first-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, made headlines earlier this week by remembering his time with the Bills not so fondly, but also for suggesting that he may just choose to sit out next year—even though he is technically under contract for the 2020 season. He and LeSean McCoy, Buffalo’s top running back from 2015-2018, will suit up for the Chiefs tonight. Reggie Ragland, drafted by the Bills in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, never played a down for the team, but he now plays for the Chiefs. None of these players have ever participated in a Super Bowl in their respective careers.
For the 49ers, two players on their roster are former Bills, but only one is on the active roster. Marquise Goodwin, a third-round pick of Buffalo’s in 2013, is on injured reserve. Jordan Matthews, who played in ten games for the Bills in 2017, is on the 53-man roster for San Francisco. Like their former Buffalo counterparts on Kansas City’s roster, neither Goodwin nor Matthews has played in a Super Bowl (and in Goodwin’s case, it will stay that way for sure).
Here is your open thread for the Super Bowl, Bills fans. It will be a whole lot better next year when our squad is in the game, but for now, this will have to suffice.