NFL Nation: Bills Second in Power Rankings

NFL Nation has the Bills second in Power Rankings. That is the early rating for the 2021 season. KANSAS CITY IS AT THE HEAD OF THE PACK. GREEN BAY IS THIRD OVERALL, FOLLOWED BY TAMPA BAY AT FOURTH. THE EXPERTS NOTE THAT THE BILLS ALREADY HAVE THEIR KEY PLAYERS LOCKED IN THROUGH ROOKIE DEALS AND LONG TERM CONTRACTS. THAT SOFTENS THE BLOW OF SALARY CAP CONSTRAINTS. AGREEING WITH THE ANALYSIS AS WE AGAIN MAKE A RUN FOR THE AFC, WE ARE HEARTENED AS 1BUFFALO.

Attention turns to wide receiver John Brown. His performance last season was disappointing due to injuries. THE BILLS FACE A MAJOR DECISION CONCERNING HIS FUTURE. WITH THE FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS CAUSED BY COVID, HE MAY BE A SALARY CAP CASUALTY. THE TEAM WOULD SAVE 8 MILLION IN CAP ROOM BY RELEASING HIM. HOWEVER, HIS STRONG PRESENCE WHEN HEALTHY WOULD BE SORELY MISSED. LOOKING TO RESOLVE THE DILEMMA, WE AWAIT WORD AS 1BUFFALO.

Brandon Beane will wait on Josh Allen’s contract. He first will work on signing free agents and the college draft. He also wants to evaluate the new television deal and likely fan attendance percentage before addressing Josh’s extension. If necessary he will exercise the fifth year option. THIS IS THE NEW REALITY GIVEN THE FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS CAUSED BY COVID. SECURING ALLEN’S FUTURE WITH THE TEAM IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. EVEN THIS HAS TO WAIT UNTIL THE AIR HAS CLEARED ON HOW MUCH MONEY THERE IS TO WORK WITH NOW AND IN THE FUTURE. RECOGNIZING ALL THAT IS AT STAKE, WE SUPPORT THE GM AS 1BUFFALO.

Josh Allen is likely to command 40 million a year. That is the probable number for his contract extension. GENERAL MANAGER BEANE HAS INDICATED HE WILL FIRST ADDRESS FREE AGENCY FOR OTHER PLAYERS AND THE COLLEGE DRAFT. HE IS FACING CRITICAL SALARY CAP CONSTRAINTS GIVEN THE IMPACT OF COVID. HE MAY WELL EXERCISE THE FIFTH YEAR OPTION ON JOSH’S ROOKIE DEAL. THAT WOULD PROVIDE BREATHING ROOM FOR THE ANTICIPATED HIGHER CAP IN 2022 AS THINGS RETURN TO NORMAL. NEVERTHELESS IT IS ESSENTIAL TO PAY ALLEN WHAT HE DESERVES AND KEEP HIM IN THE FOLD. LOOKING FOR RESOLUTION TO THE DILEMMA, WE FOLLOW DEVELOPMENTS INTENTLY AS 1BUFFALO.

It is time to extend Josh Allens contract now. Despite the financial constraints occasioned by covid, it is crucial to settle his deal this offseason. ALLEN IS ENTERING THE FOURTH AND FINAL YEAR OF HIS ROOKIE CONTRACT. THE BILLS CAN EXERCISE THEIR OPTION FOR A FIFTH SEASON. IT IS UNWISE TO WAVER IN SETTLING THIS. JOSH HAS PROVEN HIMSELF TO BE THE LONG AWAITED FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK. HE IS THE FUTURE OF THE TEAM. HIS CONTRACT IS LIKELY TO BE ONE OF THE RICHEST IN THE NFL. REWARD HIM FOR HIS PERFORMANCE AND PROMISE. LOOKING TO KEEP HIM IN UNIFORM FOR MANY YEARS TO COME, WE HAVE HIS BACK AS 1BUFFALO.

The Chiefs are early favorites to repeat in the Super Bowl. The line has them at +600, followed by the Packers at +900. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are pegged at +1000. The Bills, Ravens, and Rams are tied at +1200. THE LAS VEGAS ODDSMAKERS HAVE SPOKEN. THE BILLS ARE IN THE THICK OF THE PACK. THEY ARE CONTENDERS FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP. LOOKING TO MAKE BELIEVERS OF THE NAYSAYERS, WE PLACE OUR EARLY BETS AS 1BUFFALO.

ESPN sees Matt Milano exiting the Bills through free agency. The club simply can not afford to pay the 14 million per year he is likely to command. MILANO IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE DEFENSE. HIS ABSENCE WILL BE SORELY MISSED. HIS LIKELY DEPARTURE IS ANOTHER CASUALTY OF COVID. FACING THE REALITY OF SALARY CAP CONSTRAINTS, WE ARE UNNERVED AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have the 6th lowest cap room in the NFL. They have less than 4 million with which to deal. The other AFC East teams exceed that by 10 million each. THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND. SEVERAL KEY PLAYERS ARE LOOKING AT FREE AGENCY. JOSH ALLEN NEEDS A RICH LONG TERM CONTRACT. JJ WATT MAY BE OUT OF REACH FINANCIALLY. IT WILL TAKE ALL OF BRANDON BEANE’S ABILITY TO FINESSE THE NUMBERS. LOOKING FOR HIM TO MAKE IT WORK, WE HOPE FOR THE BEST AS 1BUFFALO.

Matt Milano is expected to become a free agent. The Associated Press reports that the Bills can not afford to re-sign him. THE SALARY CAP WILL FALL FROM 198 MILLION THIS PAST SEASON TO A MINIMUM OF 180 MILLION THIS YEAR. THERE SIMPLY WILL NOT BE ENOUGH MONEY AVAILABLE TO AVOID FREE AGENCY. THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS FUNDING A MAJOR CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR JOSH ALLEN, WHO IS ENTERING THE FINAL YEAR OF HIS ROOKIE DEAL. RECOGNIZING THE NEW FINANCIAL REALITY DUE TO COVID, WE COME TO GRIPS AS 1BUFFALO.

The Salary Cap will increase by at least 5 Million. It will go up next year to a minimum of 180 million. THIS IS POSITIVE NEWS FOR THE BILLS. THEY ARE GRAPPLING WITH MAKING NUMBERS WORK. SEVERAL KEY PLAYERS, INCLUDING JON FELICIANO AND MATT MILANO, WILL BECOME FREE AGENTS IF THEY DO NOT COME TO TERMS. ALSO CRUCIAL IS THE NEED TO GET JOSH ALLEN UNDER A LONG TERM CONTRACT EXTENSION. THE POTENTIAL SIGNING OF JJ WATT WILL COME DOWN TO MONEY ISSUES. GRATEFUL FOR THE ADDITIONAL CAP ROOM, WE HOPE FOR A FURTHER INCREASE AS 1BUFFALO.


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