The Buffalo Bills are bringing back Isaiah McKenzie and the young receiver should get a chance to showcase his versatility.
Instead, it appeared that the move was just to bring him back at less than the $2.133 million he would’ve been able to receive. Considering the young receiver has been slowly making his way through the ranks, it’s a worthwhile gamble to bring him back.
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In 2019, McKenzie had 27 catches for 254 yards and a touchdown playing in 15 games. The 24-year-old has also flashed potential in the running game averaging 6.1 yards and 6.6 yards the past couple of seasons.
After acquiring Stefon Diggs from the Minnesota Vikings, it’s clear the team wants to surround Josh Allen with more weapons to make him more efficient in the passing game. Allen did see an improvement with John Brown and Cole Beasley but considering his ability to run with the ball, the Bills could open up some different options.
When you look at the two offences that competed in the Super Bowl, both the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers relied upon their speed to get big plays. The Bills have a lot of options in that regard considering Brown and McKenzie are known for the speed they produce but now they have a legitimate downfield threat in Diggs to open up some space for them.
Now for McKenzie, he has the tough challenge of trying to earn snaps going into this season with nine receivers on the roster right now and that’s without the team doing a draft. This is where he will have to make a presence on special teams and as an option behind Andre Roberts.
What do you think about bringing back McKenzie? What should the team be looking to do to add to the offense going into next season? Let us know in the comments below.