After some hemming and hawing on the question of whether Buffalo needs a new quarterback, Bills General Manager Buddy Nix said Friday that now is the time to trade up in the draft for a quarterback.
That’s not the only offensive addition on his wish list for the offseason. During the same interview on WGR, Nix said that he wants to add a “big-time” wide receiver to play on the outside of the offense. That would free Stevie Johnson to play more in the slot in the coming years, something Nix thinks would be a benefit for the offense.
If that seems like a lot of changes for the offense all at once, Nix would like you to look at another team that did something similar in the recent past. He spoke about the Bengals as a blueprint for what he’d like to see happen on the offensive side of the ball in Buffalo.
“I look at Cincinnati last night,” Nix said, via Tim Graham of the Buffalo News. “There’s Marvin Lewis. He’s been 10 years … I don’t know what their record was for the first six or seven years. Then they take A.J. Green and Andy Dalton. That duo has really turned them around and made them a playoff contender.”
The Bills spent heavily on their defense before this season. It looks like this offseason is going to be spent trying to upgrade on the other side.