The Buffalo Bills made a move on Friday that could help their NFL betting results as they came to terms with first-round pick C.J. Spiller on a five-year deal.
Making an NFL bet on the Bills this season is not likely to be popular but Spiller might be able to change that perception.
NFL betting odds will likely list the Bills as underdogs in most games this season. Buffalo will need Spiller to be a game breaker if they are to make an impact this season in the AFC East. The Bills will be paying Spiller $25 million over five seasons and that number could go up to $37.5 million with incentives. The contract includes $20.8 million in guarantees.
Spiller was the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Clemson. Buffalo is hoping that he will be a game breaker similar to what he was in college. The Bills will have a new offense this season under new head coach Chan Gailey. Spiller is expected to be used as a rusher and a receiver in the Buffalo scheme. At Clemson, Spiller ran for 3,480 yards and 31 touchdowns on the ground along with 1,362 yards and 11 touchdowns in receptions. Spiller should get a lot of playing time as Buffalo has two running backs in Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson who are not game breakers.
Buffalo has missed the playoffs in 10 straight seasons and it is possible they could be the worst team in the league in 2010. They have nothing at quarterback and some serious problems on both sides of the ball. Chan Gailey is an offensive coach and the Bills will need to drastically improve on offense if they are to win this season and get gamblers making an NFL bet to wager on them. They were 28th in scoring last season. Buffalo will have to hope that Trent Edwards is the answer at quarterback because Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm are not going to make big plays. The Bills have one good receiver in Lee Evans and not much else.
The defense is nothing special but at least they have linebacker Paul Posluszny. The team released Aaron Schobel so they will need someone to help out Posluszny making tackles. The Bills do have a good secondary led by Jairus Byrd and they have a good kicker in Rian Lindell and a solid punter in Brian Moorman.