The Buffalo Bills are back. And for real this time. Buffalo finished 10-6 in 2019 and earned a wild card berth in the AFC. They held a 16-0 lead on wild card Weekend before completing imploding in the second half, but it was a start. This is a team that is here to stay.
Head coach Sean McDermott looks like he has what it takes to be a successful leader, and Josh Allen has shown signs of being a franchise quarterback. Now it is up to the front office to add some more pieces to take this team to the next level. Being knocked out of the playoffs means that the Bills have their sights set on free agency. These are three players that can help the Bills in 2020.
3. OG Brandon Scherff
The Washington Redskins would be foolish to let one of the best left guards in the game go, but they have not agreed on a deal yet. Brandon Scherff will be a sought after free agent, and the Bills should be one of those teams after him.
Scherff is outstanding in both pass protection and run blocking. He is an athletic guard who can create holes for his running backs. This sounds like a match for Devin Singletary. Scherff would bring leadership to the Bills offensive line and make them a better unit once the pen hit the paper.
2. TE Austin Hooper
Tyler Kroft signed a three-year deal with the Bills before the 2019 season. That was not a good contract considering Kroft played in 11 games and had just six catches for 71 yards. Rookie Dawson Knox emerged as a promising player, but he is not on the level of Austin Hooper.
Hooper finished with 70 or more catches in each of the last two seasons with 10 total touchdowns. He is a big tight end with great hands. Hooper will be a free agent this offseason and will be getting many calls from teams without a tight end. Adding Hooper would give the Bills another weapon.
1. WR Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper and the Dallas Cowboys are not close to a deal. They have already paid Ezekiel Elliott and will eventually have to throw money at Dak Prescott. This does not leave much leftover for Cooper. Could he end up back in the AFC?
Buffalo added Cole Beasley and John Brown in free agency last season and they both had fine seasons. Brown finished with over 1,000 yards, but neither one is a No. 1 option. Beasley is a slot receiver and adding Cooper would allow him to go back. The addition of Cooper would also free up Brown even more next season. This one signing could make the Bills' offense explosive and dangerous.