There is a certain contingent of Buffalo Bills fans who want to move on from Mitch Morse this offseason. We are analyzing that move this week and now it’s your turn to vote. Read the excerpts from our articles then you make the call.
From a play standpoint this is one of the easiest summaries I’ll do this offseason. KEEP MITCH MORSE!
Strictly speaking financially, the Bills could release Morse to open up $5.5 million in salary cap space in 2021. The timing of it wouldn’t make sense, though, because he is not scheduled to make any significant money for another six months.
For the last four years, Feeney’s been the starting left guard and center for the Los Angeles Chargers. 57 starts in 63 games played, to be precise. The 6’4” 310-lb guard has been a remarkably consistent player for one of the most injury-plagued, inconsistent offenses in the league.
Elflein was drafted out of Ohio State, where he looked like a rising center prospect. But he struggled from the get-go the Minnesota Vikings’ starting center in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, rookie center Garrett Bradbury took his spot. Elflein then flexed between left and right guard, never finding his comfort zone, and the Vikings waived him in 2020—leaving him to finish his season with the New York Jets.
In 2021, Looney will be 31 years old and entering his tenth NFL season, having spent the last five with the Dallas Cowboys. He’s affordable—his last contract was one year, $2.4 million—but also spent most of his career as a top reserve. He was the starting center for the Cowboys this year.
Alijah Vera-Tucker (USC)
Rashawn Slater (Northwestern)
Creed Humphrey (Oklahoma)
Although he played left tackle this season, rather admirably, Vera-Tucker would fit well inside. Not only is his flexibility valuable, it proves that he has the movement skills and agility teams want in their guards. His tape is loaded with some highly athletic blocks that few interior lineman could attempt. The same goes for Slater, who has rare movement skills for a tackle, but shorter arms that may prevent him from excelling in that area. Humphrey isn’t the most athletic player, but he’s completely battle-tested and has the flexibility to start in a man-heavy or zone-heavy blocking scheme.
Drake Jackson (Kentucky)
Josh Myers (Ohio State)
Landon Dickerson (Alabama)
Ben Cleveland (Georgia)
Jimmy Morrissey (Pittsburgh)
In theory, I’m okay with a Feliciano-for-Morse swap, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. Buffalo doesn’t have a right guard or right tackle currently on their roster for the 2021 season. Re-signing Feliciano would solve one problem, but then cutting Morse to move Feliciano would reopen that hole at right guard. It’s a lateral move.
Now it’s your turn to vote. What should the Bills do this offseason at the starting center spot?
What should the Bills do at center this offseason?
This poll is closed
Keep Mitch Morse
Keep Mitch Morse, draft an eventual replacement
Cut Morse, sign Feliciano to play center
Cut Morse, sign a free agent to replace him
Cut Morse, draft a replacement starter in the first three rounds