One of the Bills' most accomplished tight ends in team history is returning to Buffalo this Sunday.
Scott Chandler will be the Bills Legend of the Game on Sunday when the Bills host the Carolina Panthers.
After being drafted in 2007 by the Chargers, Chandler found his way to Buffalo toward the end of the 2010 season. Chandler played in Buffalo from '10-'14. The former tight end played in 65 games for the Bills and had 182 receptions for 2,120 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Chandler loved his time in Buffalo and it's a very special place for him and his family. Chandler's third daughter was born in Buffalo, and it always felt like home to him. One of the biggest reasons that he loved playing in Buffalo was because of the fan base.
"It's their passion," Chandler said. "They care so much to be represented by the Bills, that's special to them. They're gonna cheer for you no matter what. I gotta find out because I was there in bad times and they're still gonna be there backing you up and cheering you on, even if your team's not doing well. But I would have loved to have a time like they've got going right now where the team's doing well and winning because I know it's gonna be rockin' again on Sunday."
Chandler ranks third in receiving yards and touchdowns by a tight end in Bills franchise history, behind Jay Riemersma (2,304 yards/20 TD) and Pete Metzelaars (2,921 yards/25 TD). Slowly creeping up those ranks is current Bills tight end Dawson Knox. Chandler has loved to watch Knox grow in his young career and after a breakout season this year, he's excited to see where Knox's career goes.
"He's obviously a really athletic guy who is extremely dangerous after he catches the ball," Chandler added. "That's something that's really fun because anytime he's got the ball whether it's a two-yard catch or one down the field, he's got a chance to break it. Especially coming from a guy where that wasn't really my forte, the run after catch stuff, so that's fun to watch. Somebody doing something that you always wished you could do."