The Buffalo Bills made a major splash and addressed one of their biggest offseason needs on Monday, reportedly agreeing to terms with free-agent center Mitch Morse.
Morse, 26, spent the first four years of his pro career with the Kansas City Chiefs, proving to be a superior pass protector. Last year, he was an anchor for one of the league’s most prolific offenses and was widely considered to be among the best free-agent offensive linemen on the market.
Morse, listed at 6’6” and 305 lbs, appeared in and started 49 games for the Chiefs. Kansas City reportedly wanted to keep Morse, but the two sides were unable to reach a deal, allowing Morse to hit free agency.
During the 2018 season, Morse was graded as the 13th-best center by Pro Football Focus, ranking as the seventh-best center in pass-blocking (81.2), and 20th-best in run-blocking.
For his career, Morse has graded above-average in the pass-blocking department each of his four seasons in the league, and graded out as a 73.3 over his last three seasons, according to PFF.
The former second-round pick will serve as an immediate upgrade at center over incumbent Russell Bodine.