Over the course of the past five years in the NFL, much of that space regarding the Bills is known as the “McBeane” era. For nearly all of that time, Buffalo has employed head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane.
After breaking a near two decade playoff drought, these guys could nearly walk on water in Buffalo. Add in a trip to the AFC title game? This Bills duo is viewed as perfection to some.
However, that’s simply not that case. For every Josh Allen or Matt Milano, there have been plenty on the other end of the spectrum. Bleacher Report highlighted their pick for the worst move conducted by the Bills over the past five seasons.
The curious selection was the team’s decision to draft Cody Ford in the second round at the 2019 NFL draft:
Buffalo doesn’t make a ton of mistakes—and it sure doesn’t hurt that a recent quarterback gamble has produced MVP-level play.
That makes it easier to throw the spotlight on something like 2019 second-rounder Cody Ford (ninth overall pick Ed Oliver is flirting with the bust label too).
Projected as a tackle, Ford made it in all 16 games as a rookie and got called for eight penalties and allowed seven sacks, earning a 52.4 Pro Football Focus grade (a replaceable grade, the lowest mark on the grading scale).
Buffalo kicked Ford inside as a sophomore and over seven appearances, he graded…