1. How the Bills can dethrone the Chiefs according to NFL.com
The reigning champions of the AFC are the Kansas City Chiefs. As they prepare to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, NFL.com looked at how each team can dethrone the Chiefs from the AFC crown in 2020.
For the Bills, it will be to make Josh Allen's life easier according to Gregg Rosenthal.
The Bills can be encouraged with Allen's second-year progress without fooling themselves into believing he can carry a franchise with his arm alone. He has a scheme that covers up his weaknesses and accentuates his strengths under underrated play caller Brian Daboll. Now Allen just needs more offensive teammates who can make plays on their own. General manager Brandon Beane did a fantastic job upgrading the talent base last offseason with the additions of wide receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley, running back Devin Singletary and center Mitch Morse. Anything close to a similar haul this year will help Allen lean on his athleticism as a poor man's Cam Newton, with Sean McDermott's defense doing the rest.
The Bills have a multitude of draft picks and a plethora of cap space to use this offseason. Expect Brandon Beane and company to add at least one more offensive playmaker in the next few months.
2. Which Bills player leveled up in 2019
In an effort to highlight players who have made big jumps from one season to the next, ESPN's NFL Nation reporters each identified the player on each team who leveled up the most during the 2019 season. That player could be someone who didn't play much and became a solid starter, or a good player who broke through to become great.
Jordan Phillips, defensive tackle. The free agent's stats speak for themselves -- his 9.5 sacks in 2019 not only represent a five-year high but also make up 63% off his career total. While Buffalo decides whether to let the 6-foot-6, 340-pound Phillips walk this offseason, it's clear he showcased solid production in a contract year with a first-round rookie in Ed Oliver competing at his position. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques
In one year, Phillips went from being cut by the Miami Dolphins, to earning a starting spot on a top-three defense in the NFL. Phillips was integral to Buffalo's defensive tackle rotation and only finished behind Aaron Donald in sacks from his position this year.
A free agent this offseason, Phillips will explore his options before potentially returning to the Bills, but would be open to a reunion.
3. Josh Allen to appear in this PGA Pro-Am
Looking to dethrone Kyle Williams as the golfing king of current and past Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen will tee off at the Annexus Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open today at TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course. Tee times for the Pro-Am will range from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Others that will play in the tournament include Larry Fitzgerald, Arhie Bradley, Shane Doan, Emmitt Smith, Dierks Bentley, Lorena Ochoa, Golden Tate, Reggie Bush, J.R. Smith, Shane Victorino, and Michael Phelps.
First-round draft pick out of Wyoming and current Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is coming off a solid sophomore campaign in the NFL, leading his team to the NFL postseason where they lost in overtime in the wildcard round to the Houston Texans. Allen has 30 passing touchdowns and 17 rushing touchdowns in two years as a starter for the Bills and was the first NFL quarterback in history to rush for at least 95 yards in three consecutive games.