What five reasons can be given to show that the Buffalo Bills are now officially playoff contenders?
Rex Ryan was hired to start the offseason by the Buffalo Bills, but little did he know that the team would be where it is at already. The Bills have made it very clear that they are making moves to get themselves back to being legitimate playoff contenders, and there are quite a few reasons for their fans to be excited.
The first big roster move of the season came in the form of a trade for star running back LeSean McCoy. He will fill a huge role for Buffalo in 2015, and is going to be playing with a chip on his shoulder after Chip Kelly dealt him away. McCoy was dominant with the Philadelphia Eagles, and you can expect to see him continue that trend in Buffalo.
Next came the move to help upgrade the quarterback position. Matt Cassel was acquired from the Minnesota Vikings, and will push young quarterback E.J. Manuel. Ryan has made it clear that he isn’t opposed to starting Manuel, but either way they will be needing one of them to step up.
Finally, the Bills were able to go out and sign wide receiver Percy Harvin in free agency. It is a one-year deal that will give Harvin a chance to prove himself to the NFL once again. He is coming off of a very rough season split between the Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets, but he thinks that Buffalo is a team that he fits well with and can succeed on.
All of that being said, what five reasons can be given to show that the Bills are legitimate playoff contenders in 2015?
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