Buffalo Bills Fans Surprised at Cole Beasley’s Comments
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has some tough decisions to make this spring.
Free agency and the 2023 NFL Draft will be vital to the Bills chances to win their fourth straight AFC East division title, along with trying to get over that hump to the Super Bowl.
The Bills will have some important free agents of their own they will try and re-sign, but looking at the salary cap, that will be tough; that list includes safety Jordan Poyer, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, running back Devin Singletary, and backup quarterback Case Keenum.
Another pending free agent is wide receiver Cole Beasley.
Beasley famously retired this past year, after spending a few weeks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Beasley then came back to Buffalo, signing to the team's practice squad in December. He caught five passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' two preseason games.
Many Bills fans might assume that Beasley would want to go elsewhere or retire...but it's the opposite.
Beasley told the Buffalo News, not only wants to continue his career, he wants to do that in Buffalo.
Here's a quote he told the Buffalo News.
"At this point in my career, I’m still hungry and my body feels good,” said Beasley. “I still feel like I can do it and I can compete and play at a level that I’ve been playing at before this season. Obviously, I want to be somewhere that I can win, and I know that’s here, also. If that option is there, I would definitely do that. We’ll just have to see.”
Beasley also said this is the healthiest he's ended the season and was just getting going when the year came to an end.
Beasley made headlines in May of 2021 with controversial comments on the COVID-19 vaccine, which sparked multiple Twitter rants, causing Bills fans to either criticize or defend him. Back in early November, a fan said he was glad Beasley "wasn't in Buffalo anymore," and Beasley said "you and me both."
This is a complete reversal from previous feelings from Beasley last year and I do wonder if Beane considers at least letting him compete in training camp.