The Buffalo Bills announced their captains for the 2018 season on Tuesday. The list features some familiar faces and several new ones. Kyle Williams and Lorenzo Alexander return on the defensive side of the ball while new captains Patrick DiMarco and LeSean McCoy step in on offense. For special teams, Stephen Haushka returns and Taiwan Jones receives the nod.
Williams and Alexander were both captains last year as the elder statesmen of the defense. Prior to that, Rex Ryan didn’t name captains for the whole season. Williams has been a captain for nearly a decade.
Tyrod Taylor was traded and Eric Wood retired, so two new captains came to the offense in DiMarco and McCoy. With a pair of young quarterbacks and no obvious choice on the offensive line, the decision to go with the two backfield teammates makes some sense, especially given their standings in the league.
The Bills only had five captains a year ago, with only one special teamer donning the “C”, which makes Jones might be the most interesting choice of all six. Many weren’t sure if he’d even make the final roster after slipping to the fourth running back, but his play on special teams has clearly been solid. Hauschmoney feels like a no-brainer, as he was a captain last year as well.