Buffalo Bills: Why Quinton Jefferson was the Bills most underrated signing
By Daniel Bruce
How will the Buffalo Bills use Quinton Jefferson
The versatile defensive tackle can play all along the defensive line, and should be placed in rotational roles at every technique.
The Seahawks relied heavily on Jefferson last season, and led all Seahawks defensive tackles in snaps playing 54.94%. Finishing just under two percent points less than Clowney in terms of snaps.
Jefferson is expected to be the primary backup to Ed Oliver at the 3-tech position, but he will be relied to play 5-tech also, especially on early downs versus run heavy teams . Buffalo will rarely be overpowered in the run game anymore. He can also be placed at the 1-tech on passing downs, using his great pass rushing capabilities.
He will see a dip in snaps due to the Bills significantly deeper defensive line than the Seahawks, but that allows Buffalo to be creative in his usage.
The Democrat & Chronicle relayed the message as well, praising Jefferson’s ability to play all over the line, adding rare versatility that not many defensive players are capable of.
"He will be filling a similar role in a Buffalo defense that is stacked up front. Jefferson can rotate into the lineup as a tackle, either as a 3-technique or even on the nose, and he can play outside as an edge rusher and edge setter. There just aren’t a lot of defensive linemen who have that voluminous a skill set."
Having that versatility on defense is never a bad thing, McDermott and Leslie Frazier can test out different combinations on the field and use whichever personnel packages that thrive. In an exciting year for the Bills, savvy singings like Jefferson could help put this team over the top.