This week, we answer a host of Buffalo Bills questions on former quarterbacks coach David Culley, how the team should attack revamping the offensive line, dethroning the New England Patriots in 2019, and free-agent running backs Tevin Coleman and Kareem Hunt.
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Featured Question Of The Week
What’s the deepest position group in free agency?
This is something we’ve been kicking around in the editorial Slack channel this week, discussing where Buffalo might be able to find some value in free agency. Unfortunately for the Bills, the deepest position groups in free agency are already set in Buffalo.
Pass rushers are a strong group in 2019, with DeMarcus Lawrence (Dallas Cowboys), Trey Flowers (New England Patriots), Brandon Graham (Philadelphia Eagles), Jadeveon Clowney (Houston Texans), and Frank Clark (Seattle Seahawks) all scheduled to become free agents. There are some further down the list, too.
I wouldn’t expect Buffalo to be interested, though, with big contracts handed out to Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy. Buffalo has an option on Shaq Lawson, but it’s more likely they end up drafting a cost-controlled rookie than overspending on a big free agent.
At safety, the Bills are set with two studs manning the back end of the defense in Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde. Landon Collins (New York Giants), Adrian Amos (Chicago Bears), LeMarcus Joyner, Ha-Ha Clinton Dix (Green Bay Packers), and Tyrann Mathieu (Texans) highlight this group. Buffalo is likely to be in the market for a third safety, but none of these guys fit that description.
The final deep position group I see is at quarterback, where a sneaky number of starting-caliber quarterbacks are likely to find themselves available. Nick Foles will either get a huge check from the Eagles or hit the open market white-hot, Teddy Bridgewater will be a coveted name on the free-agent market for a team looking to take a chance on the former first rounder’s knee recovery, and 30-year-old Tyrod Taylor will be available as a bridge to a young quarterback. Another old friend, Ryan Fitzpatrick, will be on the market, as well.
As for position groups Buffalo actually needs, there will be more competition for offensive linemen and wide receivers, while tight ends are likely to be more plentiful in the 2019 NFL Draft.