Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley is a warrior. He played the final month of Buffalo’s season with a broken leg.
“I broke my fibula, but it’s nothing that needs to be surgically repaired,” said Beasley nonchalantly in the middle of his press conference. “It’s not a full break. It was bad the first game I played but after that it was take a few meds and suck it up.”
He said he felt pretty good against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he broke it against the Miami Dolphins late in Week 17. Against the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round is when he said it was “bad” and caught seven passes on seven targets for 57 yards. He was shut out against the Baltimore Ravens and was only targeted twice. In the game against the Chiefs, he caught 7 of his 9 targets for 88 yards.
Beasley received an All-Pro vote this year with NBC’s Peter King calling him the best slot receiver in the game. He often acted as Josh Allen’s zone-beater, settling into open areas underneath and wreaking havoc.
Beasley’s snaps didn’t taper off with the broken leg. He played 69 percent, 63 percent, and 84 percent of the snaps in the three playoff games after being on the field for just over 63 percent of the team’s offensive snaps in the regular season.