The Buffalo Bills ended outside linebacker Shawne Merriman’s season before he even play a single game for the Buffalo Bills, and will be a free agent at the end of the year.
Merriman’s best chance of getting a long term contract is with the Bills.
The Bills were awarded Merriman earlier this month after being placed on waivers by the San Diego Chargers. There may have been other teams that have placed a waiver claim for him, but things have changed.
What has changed is that Merriman has proven he cannot stay healthy and other teams in the NFL will only give him a one year prove it deal. The Bills on the other hand are desperate for a pass rushing outside linebacker. That means the Bills are most likely willing to do something a little bit more long term than most other teams.
Many fans will probably scoff at giving Merriman a contract with more than one year in it, but if the price is reasonable it will be well worth it.
In the end, as the saying goes no guts no glory.