J.D. McKissic: I had unfinished business in Washington

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One of the implications of the negotiating window that precedes the official opening of free agency is that deals agreed to in that period can’t become official until the new league year is underway and that leaves an opening for players or teams to change their minds about their agreements.

That’s what happened with running back J.D. McKissic this year. He agreed to a two-year deal with the Bills during the negotiating window, but wound up backing out and re-signing with the Commanders instead. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane was miffed about a turn of events that McKissic called “so crazy” when he spoke to reporters on Wednesday.

McKissic didn’t elaborate on the machinations of his reversal, but did say that he felt there was still more for him to do with the NFC East club.

“You can’t ask for a better organization to be chosen by, but I had unfinished business in Washington. The way we left off, we felt we were inclining. . . . I had things I wanted to prove in Washington. I made my decision off where I wanted to be. Buffalo is a great organization, but I feel we can do great things here as well.”

The Bills signed Duke Johnson to flesh out their backfield after McKissic went back to Washington.

10 responses to “J.D. McKissic: I had unfinished business in Washington

  1. There are times in life that we make decisions we’ll look back on with regret. I have a feeling choosing Snyder and Wentz over Josh Allen and the Bills will be one of those moments for Mckissic.

  2. JD!
    JD!
    JD!

    Sorry my man but the only ring you’re going to win with the “inclining” Commanders will be out of the claw machine at Denny’s.

  3. The Ders have a lot of ifs heading in to this season, but easily have the roster, coaches, etc. to get back to the playoffs and make some noise. Despite the haters.

  4. Josh Allen and the Bills have done nothing so far except winning their division 2 years in a row. McKissic has a chance to win bad NFC East with Carson Wentz. I doubt he regrets anything.

  5. Just the joy of watching Beane get all bent already makes this contract worth it.

  6. McKissic thinks they’re a good organization. I guess that makes everyone else wrong.
    Either that or he’s got something going on in the DC area that he doesn’t want to leave.

  7. While the Bills are looking at a first place schedule I still see them going 5-1 in their division and winning the AFCE handily. I don’t see the Washington What’s-There-Names making the playoffs – they won’t get past the Cowboys and we could see 3 wild card teams out of the NFCW.

  8. vikings1234 says:
    March 24, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    While the Bills are looking at a first place schedule I still see them going 5-1 in their division and winning the AFCE handily. I don’t see the Washington What’s-There-Names making the playoffs – they won’t get past the Cowboys and we could see 3 wild card teams out of the NFCW.

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    The NFC West will not have 3 Wild Cards. Seattle is rebuilding and not making the playoffs in 2022. The other 3 teams in that division could make it, with one winning the division and 2 as Wild Cards.

  9. Translation: “My landlord wouldn’t let me out of my apartment lease”

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