Their isn’t really an off-season in the National Football League. Sure, there is a period of time without games that count but for the most part the wheels are always spinning with franchise front office personnel. The seemingly most insignificant moves have salary cap implications. And while we are just 30-plus days removed from Super Bowl LII there have been a number of discussions by a multitude of teams. Clubs are not just talking but making deals. NFL free agency is upon us and with that NFL Futures are scrutinized according to team transactions. Odds to Win Super Bowl LIII: Patriots updated to 4-to-1.
The Buffalo Bills continue to tinker with the roster. The quarterback position is no exception. During the 2017-18 campaign the coaching staff experimented with backup Nathan Peterman leaving question marks about the future of starter Tyrod Taylor.
The Bills were postseason contenders for most of the season. The team had a number of big wins, as well, performances that resulted in ugly losses. Taylor wasn’t spectacular at any point this season. He also wasn’t the primary variable that resulted in the squad missing the playoffs, yet again. Taylor finished the season ranked 14th in the QBR category. The club didn’t do Taylor any favors with their reported first 2018 off-season trade.
Today the Bills diminished the depth of their offensive line. And the Cincinnati Bengals acquired more protection for the aging Andy Dalton. The Bills sent left tackle Cordy Glenn to the Bengals, according to multiple league sources with knowledge of the deal. The deal won’t be official until the league’s Free Agency opens on Wednesday. According to Cincinnati.com the Bengals will be required to pick up the remaining three years and nearly $30 million left on Glenn’s deal. The Bengals will also move down in the first round from the No. 12 pick to No. 21 overall in April’s draft. The Bengals will also get one of Buffalo’s fifth-round picks, No. 158 overall, giving the Bengals three in that round.