Anquan Boldin is just what the Buffalo Bills need

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 11: Anquan Boldin
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 11: Anquan Boldin /

Anquan Boldin will reportedly visit the Buffalo Bills on Monday and if they’re smart, they will do everything possible to sign him.

The Buffalo Bills look ready to put the memories of the Rex Ryan era firmly behind them, especially with new head coach Sean McDermott’s penchant for discipline and accountability. However, it helps to have as many players as possible, who already have these traits installed within them – enter Anquan Boldin.

As per a report from ESPN‘s Dan Graziano, Boldin will apparently visit the Bills on Monday. If they’re smart, they’ll do whatever it takes to make sure he doesn’t leave Buffalo without a contract.

To be clear, we’re fully aware the 36-year old is not quite as productive as during his earlier years, when he was regularly notching up 1,000-yard seasons. However, this doesn’t matter.

Apart from the aforementioned reference to his discipline and accountability, Boldin offers the experience and veteran leadership which can help deliver McDermott’s message. He’s performed consistently during his 14-year NFL career and knows what it takes to win the Super Bowl.

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It is these attributes which will command respect in the Bills’ locker room. However, the 2003 second round draft pick can also provide a boost to Tyrod Taylor, who is still looking to establish himself as the long-term quarterback in Western New York.

Taylor has talent, but is still lacking confidence in certain aspects of his game. One of these, is his unwillingness to regular throw over the middle.

This is where Boldin comes in. With his sure hands — and not to mention, toughness — the wide receiver could be just what a still developing quarterback needs, to grow in this area of his game.

It’s also worth noting the two players have a history together, which should help with the trust factor. Taylor and Boldin spent a couple of seasons together with the Baltimore Ravens, in 2011 and 2012.

As a final note, Boldin would prove to be a much-needed addition to a position which needs strengthening. The Bills have so far failed in their pursuit of wide receivers during this offseason, including the likes of Jeremy Maclin and Eric Decker.

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What’s your position on the Bills potentially signing Boldin? Do you see him being an asset? Or do you believe he’s not really much help at this stage of his career? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.