Buffalo Bills fan confidence soars Cheap Ed Oliver Jersey , Minnesota Vikings fan confidence plummets Buffalo Bills fans think things are looking up. Those are the results of the latest fan confidence poll conducted by SB Nation. The results, while timid after rookie quarterback Josh Allen’s first start, show fans believing in not only the resurrected defense but also in the offense.While Bills fans weren’t down in the dumps last week, they’ve come up 43% since their low before Week 2 when it was unclear if Nathan Peterman would start again or if the team would turn to Allen. From Week 3 to Week 4, Bills fans gained 30% points to get to 73% of fans feeling confident in the direction of the team.In Minnesota, it was a completely different story. Following a 1-0-1 start to their season, Vikings fans now think the sky is falling. A 57% drop in fan confidence Red Ed Oliver Jersey , the largest of the week among NFL fan bases, moved Minnesota from 92% expressing confidence to just 35% of respondents saying they were confident. Hmmmmm...I wonder what could have happened to Minnesota... Bills face dilemma: pick up 5th year option, trade, or extend the edge rusher"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapOpinionNotes2019 Buffalo Bills free agencyWhat should Buffalo Bills do with DE Shaq Lawson and fifth-year option?New,87commentsBills face dilemma: pick up 5th year option, trade, or extend the edge rusherESTShareTweetShareShareWhat should Buffalo Bills do with DE Shaq Lawson and fifth-year option?When the Buffalo Bills selected Shaq Lawson out of Clemson with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft Andre Reed Jersey Stitched , the team expected Lawson to provide the Bills with a valuable edge rusher. Through his first two seasons, Lawson failed to live up to those lofty expectations, even being labeled a bust by many in the media. It didn’t help Lawson’s case that he missed 11 games due to injuries during the 2016 and 2017 season. Then, in 2018, Lawson finally started to play like the edge rusher the Bills believe they drafted out of Clemson. Splitting time with 2018 free-agent signee Trent Murphy, Lawson enjoyed the best year of his young NFL career. (Lawson has admitted the Murphy signing served as a wake-up call.) Both he and Murphy played 43.3 percent of the defensive snaps, and Lawson responded with a career-high four sacks to go with 30 tackles Infant Jaquan Johnson Jersey , 11 quarterback hits, six deflected passes, and two forced fumbles.On the heels of his best season as a pro, the Bills are now faced with a difficult decision. Do they exercise Lawson’s fifth-year option, something the team hasn’t done with a fifth-year option since 2015 when it picked up cornerback Stephon Gilmore’s option. Or should general manager Brandon Beane deal the emerging edge rusher for a second- or third-round pick rather than open up the checkbook and pick up his option?can net enough in return (think at least a second-round draft pick), it doesn’t make sense to move on from Lawson and createa void on a team that has plenty of needs to fill on the other side of the ball. Fellow edge rusher Jerry Hughes’s contract ends after this season, while Murphy didn’t provide much return on the team’s investment in 2018 Womens Ed Oliver Jersey , making edge rusher a potential area of need moving forward. If Buffalo is serious about retaining Lawson, a third option, one that could lock him into Western New York long-term, is to extend him to a team-friendly deal—think four years with an average annual salary between $11-13 million dollars and $25-$28 million in guaranteed money.That kind of deal is comparable with the league’s next tier of edge rushers (think Chandler Jones of the Arizona Cardinals, Everson Griffen of the Minnesota Vikings, Carlos Dunlap of the Cincinnati Bengals, and Nick Perry of the Green Bay Packers) Cody Ford Jersey , would likely be enough to entice Lawson to stay in Buffalo, and would help keep an up-and-coming pass rusher in the fold for four more years at a relatively solid salary. But would the team make that kind of commitment to a player like Lawson, who was drafted by the old regime and has struggled to consistently put it all together on the field? If you were Beane, how would you handle Lawson’s contract moving forward? Buffalo has until May 3rd to decide.