Bills WR Cole Beasley sees ‘lack of respect’ for slot receivers in the NFL
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley is once again in the news, but this time in an effort to bring more respect for slot receivers throughout the league.
“There’s a lack of respect around the league for slot receivers,” Beasley told The Athletic. “We automatically get paid less because we’re slot receivers. You can have your prototypical No. 1 receiver getting $20 million a year and be eighth in the league in receiving.”
Beasley signed a four-year, $29 million contract with the Bills during the 2019 NFL offseason.
In seven seasons with the Cowboys, Beasley caught 319 passes for 3271 yards and 23 touchdowns. In his final year with the team, Beasley had 672 yards on 65 receptions with three touchdowns.
Beasley was an important asset for the Cowboys in the slot like many other slot receivers like Wes Welker and Julian Edelman.
“Production is production, and it doesn’t matter where it comes from,” Beasley said. “The league should pay guys for what they’re doing.”
Beasley joins a Bills team in desperate need of playmaking wide receivers to help former first-round pick, Josh Allen.
While Beasley might not be a down the field threat for opposing defenses, his ability to create space and get first downs on third down will certainly be of use to Allen.