The Buffalo Bills are on the list of title contenders as the 2022 season approaches. General manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott have done an incredible job building this roster over the years, including this offseason. They managed to sign edge rusher Von Miller while still finding enough cap space to add offensive firepower. However, there are a couple of more moves the Bills can make to push their roster even further.
Here are two moves Buffalo must make to complete their roster before the start of the 2022 season.
Two Moves the Bills Must Make To Complete Their Roster
2. Look into acquiring Odell Beckham Jr.
This signing seems totally outlandish at first, but it makes a ton of sense. Beckham Jr., who tore his ACL in the Super Bowl, is still unsigned. It’s clear that there isn’t much of a market for the veteran receiver. That should mean he’s willing to accept a smaller deal from the Bills. That would need to be the case as Buffalo does not have a ton of cap space to work with. Buffalo wouldn’t need to rush Beckham Jr. back into action quickly, as they’re talented at receiver. However, Beckham Jr. would provide key depth at the position when he is healthy.
As of now, the Bills don’t have much on the depth chart at receiver. The starting trio of Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, and Jamison Crowder is fantastic. Beyond those guys, there’s pretty much nothing there. Isaiah McKenzie is a gadget-type player who won’t contribute much as an actual receiver. The next name on the list is Marquez Stephenson, a second-year guy that didn’t make any meaningful contribution in his rookie year. The Bills clearly need to upgrade their depth at the position, and Beckham is the perfect guy to help them do it.
1. Sign Chris Harris Jr.
Bringing in Chris Harris Jr. would be a great signing for both sides. The 32-year old cornerback is coming off of a decent season with the Los Angeles Chargers, but it’s clear he’s approaching the end of his career. Harris Jr. is likely looking to sign with a contender to make a run at a Super Bowl ring before he hangs his cleats up. The Bills fit that description, and they could definitely use his help.
Cornerback is one of the weakest positions on Buffalo’s roster. Star corner Tre’Davious White is coming off of a torn ACL, and he may not be ready for the start of the regular season. Rookie first-rounder Kaiir Elam is set to start on the other side, with Taron Johnson playing in the slot. Those three have a ton of potential, but there’s also so much unknown with them. White is coming off of a career-changing injury, and Elam is a rookie. Harris Jr. would provide much-needed stability at the position with his veteran savvy and elite resume.
Harris Jr. would also give Buffalo some good depth at one of the most important positions on the field. Siran Neal is currently the first corner off the bench, but he’s better suited to playing safety or exclusively in the slot. Beyond Neal, there’s no one of note. Harris Jr. can still play on the boundary or inside, giving Buffalo versatility and added coverage ability. Overall, signing Harris Jr. on a cheap one-year deal would be a huge win for the Bills.