The Bills have done very well the past four weeks on both sides of the ball, especially in their last game against the Atlanta Falcons. Even though they picked up a win to move to 3-1 on the season, they took some losses to injuries.
One of those losses is wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who is expected to be out for month due to having to get surgery on his thumb. Matthews isn’t the Bills biggest playmaker for the offense, but he does his part to help the Bills put points on the board. Yes, the Bills just brought back Philly Brown who they signed back in March but released before the start of the season.
Without Matthews, the Bills wide receiver core consists of Zay Jones, Andre Holmes, Brandon Tate, Kaelin Clay and Philly Brown. Not exactly a threat to a defense, seeing as how Holmes would be considered the Bills next biggest receiver they have.
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Is Vincent Jackson an option for the Bills?
Jackson isn’t young anymore, but could provide a lot more for the Bills than people think. He’s experienced, he’s a tall receiver and in the 12 seasons he has played, he has a total of three fumbles in his career. Jackson has played with both the Chargers when they were in San Diego and has recently played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jackson has 9,080 receiving yards and 57 touchdowns in his career. He is currently a free agent and I believe the Bills should bring him at least for a meeting. He would be a great red zone receiver for Tyrod Taylor as well as a vertical receiver. He would go along with Zay Jones and Andre Holmes, both who are tall receivers to allow Taylor to throw the ball down field in crucial situation.
I’m not saying he is the answer, but he would upgrade the position and allow the passing game to continue.