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Bills Today | Dawson Knox is striving to reach his potential


1. Dawson Knox: "I feel like I haven't reached my potential yet"

Dawson Knox battled through adversity to start off the season in 2020. He suffered a concussion in week two, then a calf injury in week five, and was put on the reserve/COVID list prior to week seven. Once he returned, he started to gain momentum and build more chemistry with Josh Allen. Knox told the media last week that he will use how he ended last season as fuel to improve in 2021. 

"Every year I just try to keep stacking good games on good games," Knox said. "Right now, I'm just focused on this offseason and what I can do to make myself the best tight end I could possibly be and the best tool I can be for this team to win games. I think it's just taking one day at a time and focusing on one or two things a day to keep stacking those good days on good days. But I feel like I haven't touched my potential yet and I'm ready to take that next step. So, I'm really excited for the season."

2. Micah Hyde is excited to see how the team responds after loss in AFC title game

Micah Hyde is going into his fifth season as a Buffalo Bill and is excited to be back for OTAs with his teammates. Hyde told the media last week that being able to communicate with teammates during drills and working out the kinks before training camp were some of the positives of returning to One Bills Drive for OTAs. Hyde understands the expectations for the Bills this season and knows that the hard work starts now if they want to meet them. 

"Now I'm looking forward to 2021, seeing the fans in the stands obviously bringing the noise and that type of stuff," Hyde said. "But just for this team, to see where we went last year under all those different circumstances, we understand that it's going to be tough. We understand that just because we made it to the AFC championship game last year, that there's no guarantee we're going to be back. So, I'm excited to see this team respond. I'm excited to see as individuals, respond. It's going to be fun."

3. Bleacher Report thinks the Bills have a top-five QB room

This offseason, the Bills added Mitchell Trubisky to their quarterback room to be a solid backup for Josh Allen. Bleacher Report ranked every team's quarterback situation heading into the season and had the Bills ranked fourth in the league. Ahead of the Bills were the Buccaneers, Seahawks and Chiefs.

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Josh Allen, Mitchell Trubisky, Jake Fromm

The 2020 season was a breakout campaign for quarterback Josh Allen, and it was one that should have Buffalo Bills fans absolutely jazzed about the coming season. The mobile, cannon-armed Wyoming product finally reached his potential, and the results were remarkable.

Allen ranked fourth in passer rating (107.2) and fourth in completion percentage (69.2) among qualifying starters last season. He was fifth in yards per completion (7.9) and led two fourth-quarter comebacks. In all, he passed for 4,544 yards with 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 421 yards and eight more scores. Oh, and Allen also helped the Bills reach the AFC Championship Game for the first time since the 1993 season.

Allen has shown steady growth in his three years as a signal-caller, and there's no reason to believe he'll regress in 2021. He should be in the MVP conversation throughout the season and might only struggle if bitten by the injury bug.

Should Allen miss time, the Bills can turn to former Bears starter Mitchell Trubisky. While going from Allen to Trubisky would be a huge drop-off, Trubisky does have a 29-21 starting record. From a quarterbacking standpoint, Buffalo is prepared to handle just about anything that could come its way.

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