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Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame candidate: WR Eric Moulds

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Imagine if he had consistent QB play his entire career

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Frankly, I dont know why Eric Moulds hasn’t already been inducted into the Buffalo Bills’ Wall of Fame. The case for Moulds’s greatness is staggeringly strong, and his fame, especially during his tenure with the Bills, was potent.

Moulds was a do-it-all, reliable, big-play receiver for the Bills from 1996 to 2005. During that time, he played with ten different starting quarterbacks. TEN! Despite that inconsistency at the QB position, Moulds ended his career with incredible statistical accomplishments.

He is second all-time in franchise history for receptions, targets*, yards, and touchdowns. (Targets weren’t tracked until 1992 but it is safe to assume Andre Reed had more targets although the stat was established in the middle of his career). Moulds also has the top two single-season-yards records in franchise history, and three of the top five in total. He also holds the record as the only receiver in franchise history to ever catch 100 passes in a season.

Moulds’s tenure with the Bills was accented by his big plays. A player who was dangerous in all area of the fields, but specifically on a deep go-route brought excitement and possibility to every drive, regardless of whether it was Alex Van Pelt, Doug Flutie, Rob Johnson, Drew Bledsoe, or J.P. Losman delivering the ball. The underappreciated characteristic of Moulds was that he was a consistent positive influence on the team. A three-time Pro Bowler who found chemistry and production with multiple different quarterbacks under six different offensive coordinators, four different head coaches, and playing alongside ten different starting QBs.

Moulds was objectively a great player for the Buffalo Bills and his place on the Wall of Fame is objectively deserved.