Following a tough 27-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional Round, the Buffalo Bills have plenty of holes to fix in what should be a very busy offseason.
Upgrading the secondary, fixing up the offensive line and adding more receiving help are among the main tasks for GM Brandon Beane. It would also help if the organization could find a three-down running back to complement dual-threat signal-caller Josh Allen.
Devin Singletary, the team’s leading rusher, is slated to enter free agency. If the Bills move on and wish to add a veteran, might a one-time Pro Bowler be on Beane’s radar?
At NFL Analysis Network, Kenneth Teape proposed an interesting trade that would see the Bills land Aaron Jones from the Green Bay Packers. Jones has two years remaining on a $48 million extension he signed in 2021:
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“The Bills have struggled at times to establish the run in recent seasons. Devin Singletary, who has been their lead back, is also going to be a free agent in 2023. That leaves a sizable void in their lineup with James Cook being the only running back guaranteed to be back in 2023. Nyheim Hines is under contract, but given their own money issues, he is a cut candidate.
What could it take to land Aaron Jones? The Bills can offer a third-round pick and one of the two fifth-rounders they have at their disposal in the 2023 NFL Draft. Buffalo was one of the teams that checked in on Christian McCaffrey’s availability before he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers, so they seem willing to pay a high price to upgrade their running back depth chart.”
Jones crossed 1,000 yards rushing for the third time in four years. His 1,121 rushing yards in 2022 marked a career best, and he’s only four years removed from leading the NFL in rushing touchdowns (16).
The Bills haven’t had a 1,000-yard rusher since the 2017 season, when perennial Pro Bowler LeSean McCoy rushed for 1,138. Buffalo has relied aplenty on Allen to lead the ground game, but it would definitely be wise to add a workhorse runner that could take some of the workload off of him.
So if the Packers end up putting Jones on the trade block, don’t be surprised if the Bills are among the teams to inquire.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.