Buffalo Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison

Why Alex Smith is a legitimate option to replace Tyrod Taylor as Bills QB in 2018

Why Alex Smith is a legitimate option to replace Tyrod Taylor as Bills QB in 2018

Dennison arrived in Buffalo before the start of last season after head coach Sean McDermott took over, previously having served as an offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos for two stints (2006 to 2008 and 2015 to 2016) and for the Houston Texans (2010 to 2013). But under Dennison's supervision, the offense struggled and finished at or near the bottom of the league in several statistical categories.

Prior to the Bills meeting the Panthers in Week 2 this season, McDermott said, "Mike Shula does an incredible job of moving pieces around" and called the Panthers a "very dynamic offense". Under the watch of the 59-year-old Dennison, the Bills finished 31st in passing offense (176.6), 29th in total yards (302.6) and 22nd in points (18.9).

But the Bills' main problem was scoring.

Bills guard Richie Incognito was also accused of using racial slurs during the game, which the league and the Bills said they are looking into this week. No other playoff team averaged less than 20 points per game this season.

Based on comments made by Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane, it's safe to say Tyrod Taylor isn't the quarterback of the future in Western New York.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford are among those who could be available if the Bills want to trade for a signal caller or sign one in free agency.

The Bills have four draft picks in the top 50 of the 2018 NFL Draft, including the No. 21 and No. 22 picks as well as a second-rounder from the Los Angeles Rams.

"I've heard the reports also of that's what we were coaching or something along those lines".

Before the Bills address their quarterback situation, they will likely look to hire a coordinator.

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