Buffalo Bills: 3 questions at tight end entering training camp
Can Tyler Kroft stay healthy?
There is no question that this is a big “if” for tight end Tyler Kroft, but if he is able to play a full 16-game season this offense gets even more dynamic. Kroft will be entering his sixth year in the NFL, and his second with the Buffalo Bills.
Prior to joining the Bills, Kroft was with the Cincinnati Bengals and had a breakout year in 2017 when he became the starting tight end after Tyler Eifert got hurt early in the year. He finished the season with 42 receptions, 403 yards and and seven touchdowns.
However, since that season he has played in only 16 total games after suffering a broken foot in 2018 and then re-injured that foot during OTAs. He was set to return early in the season but an injured ankle set him back a few weeks. This past year he only had six receptions for 71 yards and one touchdown.
He may not be as athletic as Knox but he would be another tight end that can stretch the middle of the field and put pressure on opposing defenses. It would give Brian Daboll another option to create mismatches to help make Josh Allen’s life a little easier in the pocket.