Trade The Buffalo Bills Need To Make Before NFL Deadline
The NFL trade deadline is coming up on Tuesday and there is one trade that the Buffalo Bills could make that would be a dream trade for all of Bills Mafia.
The Bills have one of the best players on the offensive side of the ball. That would be quarterback Josh Allen, but what about on the other side of the ball?
How about another Josh Allen? Yes..imagine two Josh Allens on the Buffalo Bills as they make a run toward the Super Bowl this season.
Josh Allen from the Jacksonville Jaguars' name has been linked to several other teams, even though the Jags are not likely to move off the All-Pro outside linebacker. But the Bills could put together a nice package that would benefit both the Bills and the Jaqs.
The Bills would get the former #7 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft and pick up his 5th-year option so they would get Allen for this season and at least next season before having to sign a long-term extension.
In return, the Bills would send former first-round pick Tremaine Edmunds, and their 2nd and 5th-round draft pick to Jacksonville to complete the trade.
The reason this trade works is that the Bills have been using the nickel package most of the time while on defense which means they only need two linebackers. Allen who is a pass-rushing monster is also fast enough to be in coverage. Sending Edmunds, who is a more natural middle linebacker, would fit in Jacksonville's 4-3 scheme better than Buffalo's scheme.
Jacksonville also has plenty of cap space to pick up Edmund's 5th-year option and sign him long-term while picking up more draft picks so they can continue to rebuild through the draft.
Will it happen? Probably not, the Bills are more likely to trade for a running back or a slot receiver but how cool would it be to have a Josh Allen on either side of the ball?