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Buffalo Bills Links, 7/14: Which Bills are poised to break out?

Plus, why the Bills have one of the most well-structured QB rooms in the NFL

In leading the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC East title in 25 years and an appearance in the AFC Championship game for the first time since the 1993 season, quarterback Josh Allen broke out in a big way to enjoy an MVP-caliber season.

In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we examine which current members of the Bills could enjoy a similar breakout campaign in 2021. The group is led by running back Zack Moss, defensive tackle Ed Oliver, cornerback Dane Jackson, and tight end Jacob Hollister.

We also continue to dissect Buffalo’s positional groups heading into training camp, breaking down the state of the running backs, the offensive tackles, the wide receivers, and the race to earn a spot on the roster behind Allen and backup quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

We learn why the Bills have one of the most well-structured QB rooms in the NFL, hear why one national football writer says Buffalo is “playing with fire” by not re-signing Allen ASAP, and more!


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Previewing Buffalo’s running backs

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“The Bills’ brain trust demonstrated a ton of it in running backs Devin Singletary and Zack Moss this offseason,” writes Mark Gaughan.

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“The element of speed is what’s intriguing about Breida’s potential role in the Bills’ offense in 2021,” writes Mark Gaughan.

Bills have one of the most well-structured QB rooms in the NFL

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“The biggest question facing the quarterback room this offseason comes off the field,” writes Jay Skurski.

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“Webb could probably carve out a decently long career serving as the Bills’ practice squad quarterback. The 26-year-old from Prosper, Texas, however, has his sights set higher,” writes Jay Skurski.

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“Josh Allen is now officially an elite NFL quarterback. Yes, we already knew that, but now we have validation from those who work inside of the league,” writes Alex Reimer.

Why the Bills need to re-sign Josh Allen ASAP

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“The Buffalo Bills appear confident they will sign quarterback Josh Allen to an extension that works for both sides,” writes Alex Reimer.

Breaking down Buffalo’s offensive tackles

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“The offensive tackle group has changed more than any other position on the Bills’ roster from the 2020 offseason to now,” writes Joe Buscaglia. (Subscription required).

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“In March, the Bills asked Morse to take a $2 million pay cut to help provide salary cap relief,” writes Vic Carucci.

Predicting which free agent will play the greatest role

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“Bills Multimedia Reporter Maddy Glab and Steve Tasker discuss the newest Bills free agents and which one of them they think will have the greatest impact on the field.”

Odds and ends

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Ramsey had high praise for the Buffalo Bills’ No. 1 cornerback.

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“Jalen Ramsey is in Tre’Davious White’s corner,” writes Alex Reimer.