The options are definitely available now to the Bills, but what will happen for them next?
In the months that followed, they went about crossing off items with admirable meticulousness. Beane joined rookie head coach Sean McDermott, whom the Bills hired in January. And he brought with him an offensive staff heavy on imagination, game planning and quarterback-development experience.
Consider the franchise well-armed for the 2018 draft and free agency. Tavon Austin's outlook remains the same considering his role isn't that of a traditional wide receiver. The Bills have basically overhauled their wide receiving corps in attempt to be more productive in this area. You don't trade up into the top 10 to draft 6-foot-1 receivers. So whatever my job is, that's I'm going to do it to the best of my ability.
A difference maker, if you will.
So what kind of players are headed Buffalo's way?
8 overall pick by the Rams in 2013, was signed to a massive six-year, $56.14 million contract last year. He ranks first in receptions (225) and third in receiving yards (2,673) among Eagles in their first three years and is one of only five players in National Football League history with 65-plus receptions and 800-plus receiving yards in each of their first three seasons, joining a club that includes Randy Moss, Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans and A.J. Green.
Gaines, a sixth-round pick in 2014, played in 11 games past year after missing all of 2015 with a Lisfranc injury in his foot.
The Bills used a second round pick on Zay Jones out of East Carolina this spring, He put up huge numbers at East Carolina (caught an NCAA record 158 passes for 1,746 yards and 8 touchdowns) but his average depth of target was only 8.3 yards.
Simply having Watkins on the field should make the game easier for Goff and the other receivers.
Rams general manager Les Snead wants to lock Watkins up to a long-term deal, but the two sides have not started any negotiations, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The 34-year-old quarterback signed a one-year deal for a chance to back up Jameis Winston.
To me, the big victor here is Gurley. In two seasons, one in St. Louis and one in L.A., he has 126 tackles and two interceptions.