There will be plenty written over the next few months about the Buffalo Bills’ upcoming quarterback battle between free-agent acquisition AJ McCarron and first-round pick Josh Allen.
It may not matter—because whoever starts will face an uphill climb (and then some) to move the ball through the air.
To be blunt, the Bills may possess the NFL’s weakest cadre of wide receivers—a group the team did little to address in the offseason. It didn’t bring in any veterans of note, and it didn’t draft a wideout until the sixth round (Ray-Ray McCloud)customized nfl jerseys cheap.
Buffalo’s best receiver remains fifth-year pro Kelvin Benjamin, who topped 1,000 yards as a rookie with the Carolina Panthers in 2014. But Benjamin’s numbers have fallen in every season since, and he’s faced injury trouble, missing 2015 with a torn ACL.
After Benjamin, the cupboard gets bare. The best stat line of Andre Holmes’ seven-year career is a moribund 47 catches, 693 yards and four touchdowns. Zay Jones struggled badly with drops as a 2017 rookie, injured his shoulder and was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism in Los Angeles.
There’s little there for McCarron or Allen to work with.
As with the Bills before them, custom nfl jerseys the Carolina Panthers have a weakness that takes all of 11 seconds to spot.
And that’s if you spend nine seconds enjoying an espresso first.
The Panthers are in better shape at wide receiver than they were at the end of 2017. They added veteran speedster Torrey Smith via trade with the Philadelphia Eagles and used their first-round pick on Maryland’s D.J. Moore.
But Smith caught just 36 passes for 430 yards and two scores with the Eagles last year. He also hasn’t caught 50 balls in a season since topping 1,000 yards with the Ravens back in 2013.
It’s possible Moore will develop into the No. 1 customized nfl jerseys receiver the Panthers need—he has arguably the highest ceiling of any wideout in the 2018 class.
But Moore’s also not the most NFL-ready of this year’s rookie receivers. That ascension is going to take time.
In the interim, quarterback Cam Newton still lacks a go-to pass-catcher after a 2017 campaign in which then-32-year-old tight end Greg Olsen looked his age and receiver Devin Funchess showed he’s more complement than water-carrier.nfl custom jerseys cheap
Look for running back Christian McCaffrey to catch a ton of short passes again this season.