By Brandon J. Koch

GM Brandon Beane has stated multiple times that this offseason he has to get Josh Allen some weapons.

The Bills have a small foundation built in Zay Jones and Robert Foster, but Beane knows there needs to be substantial additions at the position group. He will have a lot of opportunities to do that, via draft, free agency or even a trade.

One player he should make a call on this offseason that would be a huge help to Josh Allen and this offense is Bengals wide receiver AJ Green.

Before anyone freaks out and says it’s a bad idea, think about it.

  • The Bills may not even have to trade for Green. A new regime in Cincinnati could mean big changes.
  • Green has one year left on his contract at a $15 million dollar cap hit, only $3 million of that is dead cap if the Bengals decide to go in a different direction.
  • If they do try and trade for Green, it shouldn’t take much. What’s the value for a 31 year-old receiver just off toe surgery? Many teams won’t give up big currency.
  • Green is an all-pro who will provide instant offense and a go-to weapon for Josh Allen.
  • Sean McDermott is big on veteran presence in his position groups, Green provides that.
  • Maybe the biggest reason the Bills should try and go after Green: CAP ROOM!
  • This offseason and in 2020, the Bills are set up with a lot of money to spend. They can afford going after Green. If they have the chance to take a flyer on him and it doesn’t work out, it won’t hurt them long term.

Beane said his number one priority is getting Josh Allen weapons. This would be a very nice start.


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