Breaking: Bills closing in on “wild contract” deal to sign former $135 million super star edge rusher

Breaking: Bills closing in on “wild contract” deal to sign former $135 million super star edge rusher

This time of the year is never short on wild and crazy takes. But could this trade proposal work for the Buffalo Bills?

We’re in the five-week period between the end of required minicamp and the start of training camp, during which content providers throughout the world scurry for topics to discuss. Often, one technique is to create make-believe trade scenarios. According to one NFL writer from Bleacher Report, the Bills might trade a 2025 third-round pick to the Chargers in exchange for standout edge rusher Joey Bosa. Here’s an excerpt from the piece.

“Only one Buffalo player surpassed 10 sacks last season: edge-rusher Leonard Floyd, who is now in San Francisco. Buffalo’s expected edge starters (Gregory Rousseau and A.J. Epenesa) combined for just 11.5 sacks last year.

I believe Rousseau will increase his sack totals this season. But I’m not sure if such a change would work. Bosa, when healthy, is one of the league’s best pass rushers. It seems odd to me that the Chargers would accept only a third-round pick for him. Furthermore, Bosa’s contract isn’t cheap, and he suffered a serious foot injury last season, which cut his 2023 season short. He also missed a significant amount of time in 2022. Bosa has only played 14 games over the last two seasons, starting nine of them. Three times in his eight-year career, he has missed ten or more starts due to injury.

Does Joey Bosa’s contract make sense for the Buffalo Bills?

Bosa’s current contract includes a cap hit of over $26 million in 2024 and over $36 million in 2025. First and foremost, I’m not sure how Brandon Beane would get the Bills under the threshold enough to put this contract on the books, but secondly, for a player who has missed so much time with injuries, I wouldn’t feel comfortable making this move. This tactic is similar to the Von Miller situation, which has been successful thus far. I won’t get into his injury history, but believe me, it’s considerable. However, I can offer you with a link to that lists the ailments, so you understand my hesitation.

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