The Bills can trot out plenty of reasons why J.J. Watt could sign on the dotted line in Buffalo.
It’s a good team, nearly a Super Bowl roster in 2020. The Bills have their answer at quarterback in Josh Allen. Heck, even the scheme makes sense as Sean McDermott’s defense calls for a rotation along the defensive line so the 31-year-old would remain fresh in Buffalo.
However, the lone thing working against the Bills, or more so a theme that is might be, the most important thing: Money doing the talking… and that’s reflected in the current odds for where Watt will sign.
Following his release from the Texans, Watt to the Bills currently has the fourth-best odds according to the Action Network.
The team currently with best number is the Browns, who had a significant larger amount of cap space and that reasoning is screaming out as to why the Browns are the favorite.
According to Spotrac, pending a $185M salary cap in 2020, the Browns have near $30M in cap space. The Bills are only $3.9M over that hurdle, so the Browns could easily offer more dough. In addition, Cleveland is already reportedly having seriously talks in regard to adding the former three-time Defensive Player of the Year.
For reference, here’s the full rundown of odds via Action Network: