1 - PFF’s Top 50 free agents almost all defenders
Pro Football Focus recently released their Top 50 free agents based on their own player grades, and there is one glaring trend.
PFF’s Top 50 list leans heavily toward the defensive side of the ball. In fact, every one of their top 10 free agents is a defensive player. Pro Football Focus recognized the theme in their free agent contingent.
2019 is the year to be in need of edge and safety help, but not quite the offseason to pick up talent on the offensive side of the ball.
That probably isn’t music to the ears of Bills GM Brandon Beane, who will be looking to fill some holes on the offensive side of the ball this offseason in some way, shape or form.
Dallas edge rusher DeMarcus Lawrence tops the PFF free agent list.
The first offensive free agent on their list however, doesn’t check in until No. 12 in Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell, who missed the entire 2018 season by his own choice.
Only four offensive players rank in PFF’s Top 20 and in their Top 50 there are 15 total offensive players.
2 - Josh Allen calling out NFL MVP?
While making an appearance on Barstool Radio this past weekend, Josh Allen reportedly challenged Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to see who has the strongest arm in the NFL.
Bills fans are all too aware of Allen’s arm strength, as they witnessed several deep throws last season including a 57-yard completion to Zay Jones in Allen’s first career start.
Still, Mahomes is confident in his own ability.
“I’ve seen these things with Josh, but I’m going to say I believe I have the stronger arm,” Mahomes said last year. “I’ve never seen anyone throw harder than me with the football. Until I see it in person, I believe I have the stronger arm.”
Unfortunately, Bills and Chiefs fans will have to wait until at least 2020 to see the two strong-armed QB’s go against one another as the teams will not play each other unless they meet in the playoffs.
3 - Former Panther looking for McDermott reunion?
Veteran LB Thomas Davis was informed by the Carolina Panthers that he will not be re-signed by the team this offseason. Davis, who has played his whole career in Carolina, will now be in search of a new home after 14 years with the Panthers organization. Davis has ties to head coach Sean McDermott where he spent 2011-16 as the Carolina defensive coordinator.
“I expect them to be phenomenal,” Davis told NFL media when McDermott took the head coaching job of the Bills. “His coaching style, his aggressiveness. When you look at the caliber of athlete they have on that defense, they are going to be really good.”
Davis would add depth to the Bills linebacking core but could struggle to find playing time behind the trio of Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano and Lorenzo Alexander. But, Alexander is more focused on the versatility it would bring the Bills defense being a close friend of Davis.