The Buffalo Bills will head into the offseason much earlier than they expected after a loss on Sunday. If they hope to finally bring a Super Bowl title to Orchard Park in 2023, there are several roster moves the organization must make in the coming months.
The Buffalo Bills 2022-2023 campaign ended much like it did the previous year. A disappointing loss in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. However, unlike last year where they were one-half of one of the greatest postseason games in league history, this weekend they were soundly dominated and dismissed by the Cincinnati Bengals at home, 27-10.
For a team that was a popular choice to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in the summer, and through most of this season, this is a massively frustrating result for an organization that dealt with a lot over the last couple of months.
Josh Allen’s ongoing issues with his throwing elbow and the trauma of the Damar Hamlin incident surely had an effect, but there are still clear issues that remain with this talented roster. With that in mind, let’s take a look at four moves the Buffalo Bills must make in the offseason to achieve the goal they fell short of once again in 2023.
Buffalo Bills must find a legitimate back-field threat
Let’s be honest, Devin Singletary is a nice NFL-level running back, but he is not what the Buffalo Bills need to reach the promised land. The 2019 third-round pick has never come close to rushing for 1,000 yards and doesn’t have the excuse of missing time with injuries. The organization gave him a shot again in ’22-’23 but he proved once and for all he has hit his ceiling.
In this day and age you don’t need a superstar running back to win a title, but having a real running threat out of the backfield is still extremely important. The Bills’ pass game is world-class, but how much better would it be if it had the balance of a legitimate 1,000-yard back? Buffalo must find an upgrade in free agency or in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft.