When the Buffalo Bills cut Fred Jackson the consensus among most media members and fans was that rookie Karlos Williams and veteran Bryce Brown made him expendable. Today the emergence of Williams after just three games has reporters asking Rex Ryan if Williams should play more and McCoy less?

Williams rushed for a touchdown and 110 yards against the Dolphins and now has 186 on the season. McCoy, the highly touted back that the Bills gave up Kiko Alonso for has 146 yards, but almost twice as many carries.

Williams is powerful, fast and a north to south runner that has Bills fans excited.

McCoy on the other hand has been hampered by a lingering hamstring injury and it’s difficult to rest now that the season has begun.

The Bills signed McCoy to a five year, 40 million dollar contract in March, $26.5 guaranteed. That’s an awful lot of money to be paying a back that may have difficulty starting in the back field as the season progresses.

Rex Ryan however, will give McCoy every benefit of the doubt. Ryan gushed about McCoy’s ability and potential after the game, despite Williams stealing the spotlight.

Karlos Williams was only a fifth round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, but his play confirms to many the theory that running backs are interchangeable in today’s NFL. If he continues to shine as he has, Fred Jackson will not be the only veteran back to lose his roster spot on this team.


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