4) LeSean McCoy is still great
While McCoy hasn’t been an All-Pro since 2013, he is a perennial Pro Bowler who can take a lot of the pressure off a rookie quarterback. The Bills should consider that bringing a quarterback now, allows them to have two years to work with Shady.
Each of the last two seasons, McCoy has had over 1,500 yards from scrimmage, and the only reason he missed it the year prior was because he sat four games due to injury. He can catch the ball out of the backfield, run up the middle, and bounce the ball outside. This diversity will keep the defense honest so they can’t focus on taking away the quarterback’s first option on any play.
McCoy will make the life of any rookie quarterback easier, allowing them to see success immediately. Buffalo still needs to add some significant help on the outside and to the tight end room, but McCoy’s presence lightens what will already be a large burden. The Bills don’t have the perfect situation for a young quarterback, but it’s far better than some of the other teams talked about in the signal-caller derby.