1. CBS Sports insider is confident the Bills will win the division in 2021
In 2020, the Bills were AFC East champions for the first time since 1995. If the Bills win the division this season, it would be the first time the team won back-to-back division titles since the 1990-1991 seasons. CBS Sports insider Jason La Canfora predicted all eight division winners for this upcoming season and added his confidence level for each of his division champs.
AFC East – Buffalo Bills
Confidence level: 9.0
I just can't make a cogent case against the Bills repeating. It's a factor of the smart, robust roster they have built, the emergence of Josh Allen, a draft class that sure addressed weaknesses, money well spent, consistency of message and leadership, and unique playmakers on both sides of the ball. I'm calling a monster year for Tremaine Edmunds, another All-Pro year from Stefon Diggs, more sacks from this team and a more balanced running attack. The Jets are deep in a rebuild, the Patriots spent a ton of money but lack the elite talent the Bills boast and Miami is still quite middling to me. Not sure how much the coach believes in the QB, not quite buying the defense and a little taken aback by how quickly Miami keeps jettisoning pricey talent it just brought in. Something smells fishy there to me (slap me on the wrist). The Bills are the team the Chiefs would least like to face in an AFC Championship Game, I reckon, which is good enough for me.
2. Bleacher Report thinks this player is the Bills most exciting undrafted free agent signing
The only undrafted free agent that made the Bills final roster last season was fullback turned tight end, Reggie Gilliam. While it's never guaranteed that these undrafted players male the roster, having some preseason games this season should help show the coaches what they can do on the field. Bleacher Report writer Alex Kay put out his list of every team's most exciting undrafted free agent addition. For the Bills, Kay chose tight end Quintin Morris and noted that he has the chance to be an impact player.
Buffalo Bills: TE Quintin Morris
General manager Brandon Beane acknowledged the Bills were devoid of a playmaking tight end following the team's defeat in the AFC Championship Game, saying he'll "look into" the position.
Unfortunately for Buffalo, an opportunity to land an elite tight end never presented itself. The Bills didn't use any of their draft picks on the position and only signed one tight end in free agency in Jacob Hollister, a capable but unexciting player who projects to fill the shoes of Tyler Kroft, who signed with the Jets.
Buffalo may have something in Quintin Morris, however, a converted wideout who switched to tight end for his final season at Bowling Green. Morris still has a lot to learn about playing tight end—which is a famously difficult position for even the most polished prospects—but could be an asset for the Bills.
Morris is the type of playmaking tight end every team wants but few have. He's not the biggest player at 6'2", 252 pounds, but he's a quality athlete with great hands and a knack for making things happen. If he can improve his blocking and figure out how to play faster without having to drop too much weight, he has a chance to be an impact player.
3. The biggest remaining offseason priority for the Bills is…
The Bills were able to address many needs throughout this offseason even with the shrunken salary cap. Buffalo was able to re-sign core members of the team, fill in holes on the roster with free agent pickups and added depth with their 2021 draft class. Around the NFL writer, Marc Sessler put out his list of the biggest remaining offseason priority for each AFC team. For Buffalo, he listed the top priority was getting a contract extension done for Josh Allen.
_Buffalo Bills _
_Top priority: Hammer out an extension for Josh Allen. _
For the first time since the days of Jim Kelly, the Bills have a franchise passer with the spicy tools to drag Buffalo into glory. A figure of suspicion a year ago, Josh Allen bloomed as a passer in Year 3, working wonders with a legitimate lead wideout in Stefon Diggs, who arrived via offseason trade in 2020. A bona fide MVP candidate, Allen checks all the boxes for a Buffalo front office likely toiling as you read this on a lucrative new deal for the QB, who has two years remaining (including the fifth-year option) on his rookie contract. Spotrac.com projected a four-year extension worth $168 million with $78 million guaranteed at signing, a notch above what Deshaun Watson received last September. Who in Western New York would protest?