The Buffalo Bills are in the market for a top-flight wide receiver, that much is evident after their recent push for Antonio Brown.
The trade talks between the Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers fell through and Brown is still up for grabs. However, the free-agent market will open in just a few days and the Bills may be turning their sites to a wide receiver from the Chargers.
Tyrell Williams stands as one of the biggest names at the wide receiver position on the open market and according to Overthecap.com, the Bills have $75.9 million in available cap space.
Only three teams have more.
That gives the Bills a strong possibility of landing Williams as they will be able to offer him way more money than the Chargers can. Williams signed a one-year tender with the Chargers last year as a restricted free agent, making $2.9 million for the season.
if the Bills are looking to upgrade at WR (which, yeah), don’t see a lot of great fits in free agency. they can probably outbid teams on Tyrell Williams. I like JJ Arecga-Whiteside as a prospect for them.
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) March 8, 2019
But as an unrestricted free agent, this will be the best chance he ever has to really cash in on a contract. For an undrafted free agent out of Western Oregon who most saw as nothing more than a practice squad guy at best, that has to be quite appealing.
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Spotrac sees Williams as the most attractive free agent the Chargers will have this offseason, placing a market value on him of $28.9 million over three seasons. That averages out to about $9.6 million per year.
That’s a bit too rich for the Chargers, but with the cap space available, the Bills could give him that kind of contract. What Brown saw as wide receiver purgatory in the cold weather of Buffalo could potentially be Wiliams’ next stop to thrive, or at the very least, get paid.
Wiliams has likely caught his last pass in a Chargers uniform and could be moving to the complete opposite side of the United States.