With the seemingly endless NFL lockout finally settled, it is now safe for football fans to begin speculating about actual football-related issues. Of course the main event on the docket this week is free agency.
Considering the fact that free agency normally begins just a couple weeks after the Super Bowl and continues throughout the offseason, this is sure to be the wildest free agency period ever.
One team that would certainly benefit from getting involved in the free agent frenzy is the Buffalo Bills. Not only did the Bills finish 4-12 last season, but they are also $38 million under the salary cap.
With the cap floor being 99 percent of the total cap, the Bills obviously have some spending to do. That may largely involve re-signing some of their own players, but they’ll almost have to become players in free agency by default.
It may seem unlikely that the Bills would pursue any of the bigger name free agents, but with many of the higher-caliber teams already over the cap, the Bills have one thing that plenty of teams don’t, and that’s money to spend.
In the end, Buffalo will probably take care of its own players and go bargain hunting in free agency, but it’s fun for Bills fans to think about what the Bills could do if they were to exhaust all their resources.
Here are the Buffalo Bills’ top offseason priorities.