Buffalo Bills – Mario Addison
Perhaps the biggest offseason move from the Buffalo Bills came before the draft in the form of a trade rather than a free agent signing. The Bills traded the Minnesota Vikings 3 draft picks for the 2020 draft (first rounder, fifth rounder, and sixth rounder) and a fourth round pick for 2021 in exchange for Stefon Diggs and a 2020 7th rounder. Stefon Diggs will finish out the 5 year extension he signed in Minnesota with the Buffalo Bills. Seemingly, he will be the leading receiver followed by John Brown and Cole Beasley.
Now that we have recognized the biggest overall move for the Buffalo Bills, let’s look at the most impactful free agent signing for them this offseason. The Bills signed 32 year old Mario Addison to a 3 year deal. Addison finds himself in a reunion with some of his old coaches from recent years, so there isn’t as much to get familiar with for him as other free agents.
"For Addison, this is a reunion with his former defensive coordinator, Sean McDermott, former defensive line coach/coordinator Eric Washington, and Bills GM Brandon Beane. “Mario was a key piece to our defense in Carolina, and again, another highly competitive individual that played really good football for us,” Bills head coach Sean McDermott said. “So, we felt like adding Mario would help us not only from a skill level standpoint but also some of the leadership in the defensive line room.” via Matt Bove of WKBW Buffalo"
Addison has yet to make a Pro Bowl appearance in his NFL career, but he has racked up 39 sacks over the past 4 seasons.
Most people might be more interested in the Josh Norman signing, but he hasn’t been quite as dominant since his 2015 season. I have to go with Mario Addison as the Bills biggest signing as he has posted at least nine sacks in each of the last 4 seasons.