Alex Brasky | @BataviasBest
Monday, August 7, 2017 | BataviasBest.org
The Bills signed 36-year old wide receiver Anquan Boldin this afternoon, and with the signing comes added insurance for a developing WR corps led by potential #1 Sammy Watkins, and filled out by 2017 draft pick Zay Jones, along with veteran Andre Holmes. This is a big move for Buffalo, who seems to be trying to provide Tyrod Taylor with adequate weapons in order to help him take the step forward which they’ve been anticipating from the Bills QB the past 18 months.
Last season, the Bills WR depth was extremely poor, as was displayed when Sammy Watkins went down with an injury. Starting Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin, and Justin Hunter was unacceptable for a team which saw itself as in the playoff hunt.
This year, though, I expect that Buffalo’s value at the position will be amongst the best in the the Division, as well as the Conference.
Although Andre Holmes has never really proven himself to be a premier talent, Watkins, Boldin, along with Zay Jones – who set an FBS record for receptions in college – have all shown top-tier ability.
That group of pass catchers, along with whatever the team manufactures at the tight end position, and LeSean McCoy, should provide Taylor with what he needs to flourish and lead this team to a quality season.
I love this move from new Bills GM Brandon Beane, and company. This is a move that shows the fanbase that Buffalo hopes to compete – beginning with the immediate future.
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