If the Buffalo Bills don't pay Cordy Glenn, someone else will in free agency. Although it'd be stunning to see Buffalo let Glenn walk away, it's clear that Glenn is among the best free agents in this year's talent pool.
Glenn, 26, is just entering his prime and is coming off of the best season of his career. In 2015, Glenn was dominant in pass protection and solid as a run blocker. It's no surprise that Scout.com has Glenn as the NFL's No. 7 free agent and top offensive tackle available. In addition to Scout's high praise for Glenn, Pro Football Focus also has Glenn as the No. 1 free agent offensive tackle.
The Bills’ offensive line has had its struggles prior to its improved performance this season, but Cordy Glenn has been the one positive constant over his four years. He has improved in pass protection each year, and has been an above-average run blocker over his career. Glenn was our 10th-ranked tackle in 2015 with an 85.0 overall player grade, and fifth in pass protection. At just 27 years old, he’s the best option to solidify a left tackle position long-term.
Bills GM Doug Whaley has already stated that keeping the offensive line intact is Buffalo's top priority. If Buffalo cannot reach a long-term deal with Glenn, look for the Bills to use the franchise tag on the left tackle. Whether it's the franchise tag or a long-term deal from the Bills or another team, Glenn is going to get paid big money this offseason.