The Bills extended one of their most important special teamers on Friday morning. Kicker Tyler Bass has signed a four-year contract extension through 2027 with Buffalo.
In just three seasons, Bass has inked his name in several record books. Since coming to Buffalo in 2020, the kicker has made 83 of his 97 field goal attempts (85.6%) and 156 of his 160 extra point attempts (97.5%).
After signing his contract Friday morning at One Bills Drive, Bass said it was an "unreal feeling" to put pen to paper and stay in Buffalo.
"It's unbelievable. You obviuosly dream about it as a kid, but it's hard to see as the kid, like, looking up now, `Holy cow, this is unbelievable'," Bass shared. "The little kid in me is jumping up with joy, for sure."
Bass also ranks third among all NFL players with 405 points since coming into the league. He is the first player in team history to score at least 120 points in three seasons (141 in 2020, 135 in 2021 and 129 in 2022). As a rookie, Bass' 141 points set a franchise record for most points in a single season.
The kicker also ranks eighth on Buffalo's all-time scoring list in his three short seasons with the team. His longest make was from 58 yards out during the 2020 season. Bass has had multiple game-winners as a Bill and was 6-6 on field goals against the Browns in 2022, which tied a team record for field goals made.
Bass shared that it's been a unique challenge to embrace kicking in inclement weather condition of Buffalo, but he's adapted and evolved his kicking game over the years.
"I've grown a ton. I would say starting off just with my simple steps. I've had to modify them to where now they're almost exact every time but that was a big thing. And another big thing is just mentally, focusing on the process and not worrying about the outcomes," he said.
Bass was originally drafted by the Bills in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Georgia Southern. He is from Irmo, South Carolina.
"The relationships I have here I'm going to have for the rest of my life," Bass said. "So for me, it was a no brainer. I love it here. I want to be here. I know it's challenging, but I'm excited for the challenge."