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Buffalo Bills Links, 2/9: Which free agents from Bucs, Chiefs should Bills pursue?

Plus, why Buffalo vs. Tampa Bay should kick off the 2021 season.

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, roster turnover is inevitable in the NFL, and both of the teams that participated in Super Bowl LV have plenty of talent about to hit the free-agent market.

We discuss which impending free agents from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs would make sense for the Bills to pursue this offseason—a list that includes linebacker Lavonte David, cornerback Bashaud Breeland, running back Leonard Fournette, tight end Rob Gronkowski and defensive tackle Steve McLendon.

On the subject of the Super Bowl, the Bills will travel to both Tampa Bay and Kansa City in 2021. Could Buffalo open the season against the defending Super Bowl champion Bucs? We offer up reasons why the Bills and Bucs should kick off 2021 as the featured game on opening night this fall, led by the anticipated quarterback showdown between Buffalo’s MVP candidate Josh Allen vs. Tom Brady, the man who tormented the Bills for two decades.

We also examine how the Bills are in a rare position to enjoy stability at quarterback, explore Buffalo’s options for improving at tight end through the NFL Draft and free agency, break down the state of the offensive tackles, and more!


Best Impending Free Agents from Super Bowl LV Participants

10 impending free agents from Super Bowl teams Bills might consider | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Perhaps Bills general manager Brandon Beane watched the Super Bowl with an eye toward the future.

What the Super Bowl taught us about the Buffalo Bills - WKBW
Observers of the Super Bowl saw how important it will be for the Bills to bring in pass rushers and become more effective in the ground game in 2021.

Could the Bills Open the Season vs. the Bucs?

Bills could be attractive opponent for Super Bowl champion Bucs in 2021 NFL season opener | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“We know the 2021 NFL regular season will begin Sept. 9 at Raymond James Stadium. What we don’t know is who the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play,” writes Jay Skurski.

Bills at Buccaneers 2021 NFL Kickoff Game: 6 reasons why this should be opening night matchup - newyorkupstate.com
After winning Super Bowl LV, the Buccaneers are expected to host the NFL Kickoff Game to open 2021.

Bills Today | Are the Bills a top candidate to open the 2021 NFL season in Tampa? - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Tuesday, February 9.

Bills Enjoy Stability at the Most Important Position: QB

Vic Carucci: While rest of NFL deals with QB turmoil, Bills enjoy stability | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“For other teams, including the rest of the AFC East, uncertain QB situations are likely to cause plenty of angst in the coming months,” writes Vic Carucci.

Options to Improve at Tight End

Bills would love to upgrade at tight end in draft or free agency | Democrat and Chronicle
“Bills could use an upgrade at tight end. Here are their options in draft and free agency,” writes Sal Maiorana.

Odds and Ends

Why Stefon Diggs loved his first season in Buffalo + his initial goals for the 2021 season - BuffaloBills.com
During a national media tour last week, Stefon Diggs opened up about his first season in Buffalo and why the best is yet to come.

TBP 291: Ryan Talbot Discusses Bills 10 Biggest Season Takeaways | MoranAlytics.com
Buffalo Bills beat writer Ryan Talbot discusses the biggest takeaways from Buffalo’s 13-3 season.

Bills Today | Benefits of a tight bond between head coach and general manager - BuffaloBills.com
The bond between head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane is as strong as you can get.

Jon Feliciano named Bills’ Ed Block Courage Award recipient | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Jon Feliciano’s toughness and dedication to his teammates didn’t go unnoticed in 2020,” writes Jay Skurski.

Daboll named Assistant Coach of the Year - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen finished second in NFL MVP voting, while offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was named Assistant Coach of the Year.

Buffalo Bills DB reacts to Antoine Winfield Jr.’s taunt to Tyreek Hill in Super Bowl 2021: ‘Love it’ - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills lost to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.

Featured on Buffalo Rumblings

State of the Buffalo Bills roster: Offensive tackles - Buffalo Rumblings
To re-sign or not to re-sign?

Cody Ford, Trey Adams could provide the Buffalo Bills with options at right tackle this offseason - Buffalo Rumblings
What positions do these guys play?

Contract projection for Buffalo Bills free-agent tackle Daryl Williams - Buffalo Rumblings
Williams earned a big payday in 2020.

Contract projection for Buffalo Bills free-agent tackle Ty Nsekhe - Buffalo Rumblings
What can the Bills expect to pay to keep the veteran this offseason?

2020 All-22 analysis: Buffalo Bills tackle Ty Nsekhe - Buffalo Rumblings
A look at the big man’s (brief) time on the field.

Q&A: Bills’ biggest offseason needs, Ed Oliver bust watch - Buffalo Rumblings
What are the biggest needs for the Bills this offseason?

New report suggests NFL salary cap should be north of $180 million in 2021 - Buffalo Rumblings
That is higher than originally thought.

Mock Draft Monday: Bills picks shift towards the defense in recent mock drafts - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills could have some holes to fill on defense.

Buffalo Bills’ 2020 rookie class season review - Buffalo Rumblings
How Buffalo’s 2020 Draft class fared compared to expectations.