3 reasons why the Buffalo Bills should trade for Christian McCaffrey

The Buffalo Bills are certainly going to be in the market for a running back during the 2022 offseason. Whether it’s via free agency, the trade block or the NFL Draft remains to be seen.

What we do know is that general manager Brandon Beane needs to find an upgrade. Simply put, Buffalo can’t rely on superstar quarterback Josh Allen to be its most consistent runner.

Enter into the equation former NFL All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey, who could potentially be had in a trade with the Carolina Panthers.

Sure McCaffrey has suffered through two injury-plagued seasons (played in 10 games) since signing a record-breaking extension during the 2020 offseason. But when healthy, he remains one of the most-dynamic backs in the game.

Linked to McCaffrey in trade talks thus far this offseason, we look at three reasons why he makes perfect sense for the Bills.

Buffalo Bills must take some pressure off Josh Allen

Let’s put this into perspective for a second. Devin Singletary led the Bills in attempts (188) and rushing yards (870) last season. Mr. Allen was second in each category with 122 attempts and 765 yards.

A dual-threat quarterback in the truest sense of the word, Buffalo needs to do everything possible to protect the longevity of its quarter billion-dollar investment. Adding a back who can dominate both on the ground and in the passing game would do just that.

  • Christian McCaffrey stats (2018-19): 2,485 rushing yards, 222 receptions, 1,872 receiving yards, 4,357 total yards, 32 TD, 7.0 yards per touch

Those are legitimaely some historical numbers from McCaffrey. At just 25 years old, he’s now hitting his prime. Taking a chance that McCaffrey will return to pre-injury form would make sense for Buffalo.

Author: Lucy Green