J.D. McKissic will stay with Commanders instead of signing with Bills

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Randy Gregory isn’t the only player who’s changed his mind during the negotiating window.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that running back J.D. McKissic — who had agreed to sign with the Bills on a two-year, $7 million deal — will instead remain with Washington on a contract with the same compensation.

McKissic has been productive for Washington over the last two seasons. He had 954 yards from scrimmage and three total touchdowns in 2020, recording 80 catches for 589 yards.

Then in 2021, McKissic caught 43 passes for 397 yards with a pair of TDs, also rushing 48 times for 212 yards with two scores.

Schefter reports the Commanders initially didn’t offer McKissic a contract until he agreed to join the Bills. But when McKissic learned Washington was willing to match Buffalo’s offer, he didn’t want to leave his current franchise.

McKissic staying with Washington means the Bills will now have to find another dual-threat for their backfield, as Buffalo tries to keep improving its offense with Josh Allen behind center.

The Bills finished the 2021 season No. 3 in points scored and No. 5 in total yards.

12 responses to “J.D. McKissic will stay with Commanders instead of signing with Bills

  1. Well, that’s a bummer. I was looking forward to seeing his skill set on the Bills.

    Back in the market for a RB.

  2. This is very good news for Washington. McKissic has been one of their top play makers. Losing McKissic would have meant one more hole to fill.

  3. He didn’t really make sense to the Bills, they have 2 duel threat rb’s already. I bet they wish had one that was a real threat to do anything, be is single or duel! .

  4. I would have been excited to see JD in Buffalo, but loyalty should be commended.

  5. Loyalty is great but to stay in the cesspool of Washington with little to no hope of actually winning anything of note, along with the negative views of the whole organization as compared to the Bills is crazy.

  6. I didn’t want him on the Bills. He offers more of the same. We already have two 1B guys. The Bills need a big 1A guy.

  7. Called it. The Bills offense works best with Josh Allen as their leading rusher. RBs are wasted in this offense. Good for McKissic as he would not be featured as much in Buffalo.

  8. Dude is CRAZAY not to sign with the Bills. Especially now that they signed Von Miller and OJ Howard. Big Baller Beane is going all in this year…

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