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Buffalo Bills Links, 6/26: Bills most likely to end Super Bowl drought

Plus, what have we learned about the Bills this offseason?

Last year, the Buffalo Bills were knocking on the door of the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance since the 1993 season before ultimately falling short in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship.

In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we hear why one NFL expert thinks the Bills are the odds-on favorite to end their Super Bowl drought and break through with their first championship.

We also run through which current Bills are the most overrated, examine why offensive tackle Daryl Williams is Buffalo’s best salary cap value, and learn why All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs has the best contract value in the NFL.

We hear from defensive line coach Eric Washington on how Buffalo’s top two draft picks—Greg Rousseau and Carlos “Boogie” Basham Jr.—are adjusting to life in the NFL, hear why tight end Dawson Knox is facing heightened expectations this year, discuss why the Bills should want to lock in All-Pro quarterback Josh Allen to a long-term contract extension sooner than later, analyze the lessons we’ve learned about the Bills this offseason, and much more!


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Buffalo Bills’ most overrated players - Buffalo Rumblings
Which players aren’t deserving of their reputation?

Buffalo Bills’ top-ten best salary cap values: No. 1—OT Daryl Williams - Buffalo Rumblings
Elite production from a prove-it deal along the offensive line is great value.

90 Buffalo Bills scouting reports in 90 days: center Mitch Morse - Buffalo Rumblings
The veteran took a pay cut this offseason.

Reports: NFL approves alternate-color helmets beginning in 2022 - Buffalo Rumblings
The drought is over!

Plays That Defined 2020 Tournament: Round Three—Away Games - Buffalo Rumblings
Down to four in the conference.

Plays That Defined 2020 Tournament: Round Three—Home Games - Buffalo Rumblings
Down to four in the conference.

Buffalo Bills’ best 2020 salary cap values: No. 2—QB Josh Allen - Buffalo Rumblings
Elite QB play on a rookie contract? Sign me up!

Buffalo Bills DE Bryan Cox Jr.’s Achilles injury outlook - Buffalo Rumblings
What is the impact of Cox’s Achilles injury?

90 Buffalo Bills scouting reports in 90 days: running back Matt Breida - Buffalo Rumblings
Is the veteran headed for the T.J. Yeldon role, or can he knock Taiwan Jones off the roster?

Additional Bills news from around the web

Bills are the leading candidate to win their first Super Bowl in 2021

Schein: Bills are most likely team to end Super Bowl drought - WGR 550
“The Buffalo Bills are one of 12 NFL clubs without a Super Bowl victory. However, one NFL analyst thinks they’re the most likely team to end their drought,” writes Alex Reimer.

Which franchise could win first Super Bowl in 2021 NFL season? Bills, Browns Titans top list - NFL.com
“I love history. And I love history makers. New blood winning titles? I’m here for it!,” writes Adam Schein.

Which franchise could win their first Super Bowl in ‘21? - BuffaloBills.com
“The ‘NFL Total Access’ crew discuss which franchise could win their first Super Bowl in 2021.”

Dawson Knox being counted on for more in 2021

Bills looking for Dawson Knox, tight ends to ‘elevate’ in 2021 - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
“While there was some room for debate about which position group deserved the most blame when GM Brandon Beane said the Buffalo Bills needed to run the ball better following the 2020 season, he didn’t mince words when it came to critiquing the tight ends,” writes Marcel Louis-Jacques.

Dawson Knox shares details of workouts with Josh Allen - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox has room for improvement next season, and his first step has been working one-on-one with Josh Allen.

Bills need to work out Josh Allen extension as soon as possible

Why the Bills will want to get Josh Allen’s extension done sooner rather than later – The Athletic
Plus, more offseason mailbag questions, including: Who would win a steel cage match between Sean McDermott, Robert Saleh, and Brian Flores? (Subscription required).

Lessons learned from Buffalo’s offseason

What we learned from the Bills 2021 offseason - BuffaloBills.com
“From Josh Allen’s ideas for offseason improvement to the new faces along the Bills Defensive Line, join Bills Reporter Maddy Glab for an inside look at the top storylines from 2021 Minicamp and OTAs.”

How Josh Allen used the 2021 offseason to make these improvements in his game - BuffaloBills.com
Never satisfied, Allen is regarded as one of the NFL’s best QBs but is still working hard to improve his game.

How Greg Rousseau and Boogie Basham Jr. are adjusting

Q&A with Eric Washington: Bills D-Line coach has big job coaching big prospects | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“When Washington became available after the 2019 season due to the housecleaning in Carolina, coach Sean McDermott wasted no time in hiring him for the Bills,” writes Mark Gaughan.

Stefon Diggs has the best contract value in the NFL

Pro Football Focus: Stefon Diggs has best contract in NFL - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs has the best contract in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. The analytics site says his deal brings more value than any other contract.

Isaiah Hodgins trying to make up for lost time

With injury behind him, Isaiah Hodgins ready to reintroduce himself to Bills Mafia | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“It’s been a long recovery, but I’ve been looking forward to this day the whole time. Finally got to take the red jersey off, so I’m excited for the future,” Hodgins said.

Odds and ends

Where the 2018 NFL QB draft class stands after three years: Evaluating Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen - ESPN.com
The way most people would rank these first-round picks has changed after each year. Who’s on top now?

Chris Simms: Why Josh Allen is ahead of Aaron Rodgers and No. 2 in his NFL QB rankings | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Chris Simms described Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as the “greatest I’ve ever seen,” but has moved the Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen ahead of Rodgers to No. 2 in his top 40 QB rankings.

NFL approves use of alternate helmet starting in 2022 - WGR 550
NFL uniforms will be taking on different looks starting in 2022 as the league approved the use of a second helmet for alternate, throwback and color rush uniforms.

Bills receiver Cole Beasley says he has no regrets for comments on vaccine | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“I said all I needed to say,” Beasley told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in his home state of Texas.