While Jason Croom is technically a free agent currently with his contract ending after the season, he is almost guaranteed to be back. The reason is that Croom is an exclusive rights free agent, so the Bills only need to extend a qualifying offer of one-year, at the league minimum and Croom either signs it or sits out.
Based on this, Croom will likely be back in 2020 and he could have an impact on this offense. He will be entering his third season with the team after missing all of last season with a hamstring injury.
However, in his rookie season he was the team’s leading tight end with 259 receiving yards, 22 receptions and one touchdown. At 6’5″ and 246 pounds, he has the ability to be a red zone threat for this offense.
The tight end position has some question marks at the start of the free agency, specifically around Tyler Kroft and Lee Smith. If the Bills elect to go with a youth movement at the position and utilize Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney, this could make Jason Croom a solid third option at the position that can become a red zone weapon for Josh Allen.