2. Bleacher Report thinks Bills are set up for future success
Long-term success is not an easy thing to achieve in the NFL and only a few teams have done it in the past. Bleacher Report NFL writer Kristopher Knox ranked the top seven teams that he thinks are best set up for future success. Knox ranked Buffalo number two right ahead of the Baltimore Ravens. The only team higher than the Bills on his list was the Kansas City Chiefs.
While the Buffalo Bills only have their own draft picks in 2022—aside from a conditional seventh-rounder from Atlanta—and are projected to be up against the cap next offseason, they’re still set to be perennial contenders.Quarterback Josh Allen had a breakout campaign in 2020, passing for 4,544 yards with 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 421 yards and eight more scores. He’s only 25 years old and may not have reached his ceiling.
A contract extension for Allen will be coming, but he has two years left on his rookie deal.
Aside from him, the Bills have one of the league’s best, most-balanced rosters—one Pro Football Focus ranked fifth before the draft. Buffalo also ranked second in both yards gained and points scored last season, while ranking 14th in total defense. With contributors like Tre’Davious White, Micah Hyde, Matt Milano and Stefon Diggs—the reigning league-leader in receptions and receiving yards—under contract through at least 2023, the Bills are poised to be a permanent fixture in the Super Bowl chase.
Buffalo also has a quality head coach in Sean McDermott, who has taken Buffalo to the playoffs in three of his four seasons