Bills ‘GM Brandon Beane on Bengals’ feature: ‘I don’t want to suck bad enough to have to get Ja’Marr Chase’

Billing General Manager Brandon Bean He pointed a stark difference between Buffalo and Cincinnati after Sunday’s disastrous loss in the divisional round and apparently took a light shot at the Bengals in the process.

Speaking at his year-end press conference on Tuesday, Bean was asked if he thought there was anything to do with List of Bengals that the Bills should attempt to mimic it in the off-season “in order to bridge that gap”.

Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals warms up before kickoff against the Buffalo Bills at Haymark Stadium on January 22, 2023, in Orchard Park, New York.
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“No, they’ve got a good squad – they’re now benefiting from a rookie midfielder contract. And they’ve had some lean years and without getting much in their physique – I don’t want to suck bad enough to have to have him.” Ja’Marr Chase”.

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Bean continued: “He’s talented, I’d love to have him but you have to go through some lean years to do that and they were able to get [Joe] terrier No. 1, and I don’t remember where Chase was recruited, so high, and these guys are in their rookie deals.”

Ja'Marr Chase of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball to score a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during an AFC Divisional Playoff game at Highmark Stadium on January 22, 2023, in Orchard Park, New York.

Ja’Marr Chase of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball to score a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during an AFC Divisional Playoff game at Highmark Stadium on January 22, 2023, in Orchard Park, New York.
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Bean wasn’t denigrating the Bengals players, but he was pointing out the obvious.

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Cincinnati has had two top five first-round picks in the past three seasons: Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick in 2020 and Chase with the No. 5 pick in 2021. By comparison, the Bills’ last top five NFL draft pick was Sammy Watkins. 2014 with the No. 4 pick overall.

Josh Allen Drafted No. 7 overall in 2018.

“We’re paying Stephon Diggs a pretty huge amount. We’re paying Josh Allen a pretty huge amount, so there’s a cap limit,” Bean continued.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen appears to pass against the Miami Dolphins, on January 15, 2023, in Orchard Park, New York.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen appears to pass against the Miami Dolphins, on January 15, 2023, in Orchard Park, New York.
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“But they’ve got a really good team. They’ve got some good young players – we’re going to try to get as many good players as we can through recruiting and free agency but again, our game situation is a little bit different.”

Beane said he plans to rework some contracts in the off-season in order to fill in the holes, but warned that they have to be smart about it.

“We may have to rework some contracts. It’s not that we won’t. But I also don’t want, in a couple of years, to max out at a hundred million, as we’ve seen the difference to do.”

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