Some Buffalo Bills fans are not happy with wide receiver Cole Beasley after he took what they saw as a dig at Bills quarterback Josh Allen.
Beasley took to Twitter to stick up for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who remains in limbo as the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets work toward a trade for him. In defending Rodgers, saying “the disrespect is crazy,” Beasley revealed his hierarchy of NFL quarterbacks, a top two that did not include Allen.
But fans took issue with Beasley’s assessment.
“Allen disrespect is crazy too. Numbers don’t lie…” one Bills fan tweeted without offering numbers.
“The Allen slander from Cole Beasely. I never would have expected this,” another fan tweeted. “Absolutely wild you’d say this.”
Cole Beasley Defends Statement on Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen
Beasley, currently a free agent who played for the Bills from 2019 to 2021 and two games in 2022, responded to the “slander” accusation, saying he didn’t mean to take a shot at Allen.
“I’m not slandering Allen. Josh is definitely up there,” Beasley replied on Twitter.
Beasley, who will turn 34 in April, also pushed back when another fan claimed that Allen revitalized Beasley’s career.
“I didn’t disrespect anybody. He’s a top 3 qb in the league,” Beasley tweeted. “As for me, I got paid by buffalo because of my career in Dallas. My best season was with Dak in 2016. Check the tape.”
Beasley’s best statistical year came with the Bills in 2020, when he set career highs in receptions (82) and yards (967). His career high in touchdowns also came with the Bills when he caught six in 2019.
Rodgers opened up this week about the slow progress of his expected trade, saying he believes the Packers are holding up the process with their asking price to the Jets. Appearing on the “The Pat McAfee Show” on March 15, Rodgers emphasized that he’s not standing in the way of the process and that he wants to play for the Jets.
“I haven’t been holding anything up at this point,” Rodgers said. “It’s been the compensation that the Packers are trying to get for me.”
Beasley took to Twitter to stand up for Rodgers, saying the future Hall of Famer is being disrespected in the process. He added that Rodgers is the second-best quarterback in the league right now, behind only Patrick Mahomes.
“Only qb in the entire league you can put in front of Rodgers right now is Mahomes and that is it,” Beasley tweeted. “The disrespect is crazy.”
Cole Beasley’s Strained Relationship With Bills Fans
Beasley had a difficult relationship with Bills fans at times during his tenure in Buffalo. In 2021, he accused fans of booing him during home games, though some fans pushed back and said they were chanting “Bease” instead.
Beasley asked for a trade last offseason and was ultimately released when the Bills couldn’t find a trade partner. After a short stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier in the season, Beasley announced his retirement but came back to the Bills in December.
Speaking to reporters upon his return, Beasley said he could have handled the situation better but was still excited to come back and play for Bills fans again.
“There were some times last year where I would get some stuff from people and it would be a little frustrating just because before, it wasn’t like that,” Beasley said. “So, it was a change. Nobody’s perfect. I didn’t handle everything how way I wanted to. A lot of that was a big reason I wanted to come back, as well.”
Beasley is only guilty of upsetting woke fans with his stance about not getting the vax. And he was right. Look at all these people who have “died suddenly.” Even Hamlin. Can’t be a coincidence.