Chris Matthews looked like a possible breakout candidate for the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 after he caught four passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIX. Instead, he was practically a non-factor for the Seahawks, catching four passes for 54 yards. On Tuesday, Seattle parted ways with the receiver.
Although Matthews hasn't done much with the Seahawks, the Buffalo Bills should consider adding the receiver. Buffalo's depth at receiver is lacking after the team placed Percy Harvin on the injured reserve. Currently, the Bills have five receivers on their roster: Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Chris Hogan, Marcus Easley and Denarius Moore. The latter two receivers haven't caught a pass from Tyrod Taylor all season (Easley had a 58 yard touchdown reception from EJ Manuel). In addition to not receiving contributions from Easley and Moore, Taylor hasn't shown much chemistry with Hogan. The team's number three receiver has seen 13 targets in seven games with Taylor. With the team currently holding onto a Wild Card spot, Buffalo should be doing everything possible to upgrade their roster. Right now, it's hard to argue with the idea of Matthews not being an upgrade.
Matthews, 26, would provide the Bills with some much needed size at the position. The receiver stands in at 6'5" and 220 pounds and has been credited with displaying strong hands. While learning the playbook, Matthews could be inserted into the lineup in red zone situations. In addition to being used in the red zone, Matthews could develop into a terrific target for Tyrod Taylor when he's scrambling to keep a play alive.
With a playoff push in mind, the Bills should consider claiming Matthews off of waivers.null