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Bills Today | Steve Wyche: The Bills are the team to beat right now


1. Steve Wyche: The Bills are the team to beat right now

NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche joined One Bills Live to share his thoughts on Buffalo's free agency. Wyche thinks the Bills have been building for success in the last couple seasons and last year was proof of where they are headed.

"First off let's not forget the fact that Buffalo was a playoff team last year," Wyche explained. "The Bills made a lot of strides. I think Josh Allen is still somewhat far from reaching his ceiling. They seem to have developed the proper culture there in the way they've built this team. They also have a certain type of player, hard-nosed and very disciplined, when you watch the Bills they are very disciplined in a lot of things they do."

Due to Buffalo's new players through free agency and the shift in the AFC East, Wyche believes the Bills are set up for a winning season in 2020.

"Tom Brady leaves the division," Wyche said. "The Patriots lost some key players, they lost some guys on that defense that were really good. When you look at that division, I think because Buffalo was a good team last year and they're a team on the come up and you lose Tom Brady, I just think that the Bills are the team to beat right now."

2. Who will be the Bills breakout player this year?

Bleacher Report predicted each breakout player for every NFL team in 2020. B/R thinks running back Devin Singletary will have a big second year for the Bills.

At just 5'7" and 203 pounds, Singletary showed that size isn't everything for a running back. He finished 2019 with 775 rushing yards and two touchdowns, averaging an impressive 5.1 yards per carry. In the passing game, he added another 194 yards and two scores.

That production was in just 12 games while he played behind established veteran Frank Gore. Although Gore doesn't plan to retire, it's uncertain if he will return to Buffalo given that he's an unrestricted free agent, and the Bills seem to have enough depth in the backfield with Singletary and T.J. Yeldon.

Singletary finished his rookie season with 151 carries for 775 rushing yards and had 29 receptions for 194 receiving yards totaling four touchdowns.

3. This free agent set to make big impact in 2020

Adam Schein, who is a known Bills supporter going back to 2019, wrote an article detailing the nine signings or trades in free agency that will have the biggest impact in 2020. Stefon Diggs landed fourth on the list. 

The Bills are going to take the AFC East and win at least one home playoff game. Don't believe me? Well, a year ago around this time, I predicted Buffalo would be the 2019 season's Cinderella team -- and they proceeded to post their best record of this millennium (10-6) and hit the postseason. So I think I've earned some trust in this area. And this Diggs deal has me channeling my inner Joe Namath once again.

Josh Allen needed a true No. 1 receiver to go with deep threat John Brown and slot machine Cole Beasley. The dynamic duo of GM Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott got it done. I am a huge Diggs fan -- and not the least bit worried about some perceived "diva" concerns. McDermott will make sure his new playmaker understands -- and embraces -- this great Bills culture this regime is building.

Schein didn't have any other AFC East signings on his list but did include the departure of Tom Brady as the biggest move of free agency.

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