These are four players on the Buffalo Bills in Week 7 to watch that may not be discussed as much but have major impacts on the outcome of the game.
The Buffalo Bills are entering Week 7 in a must-win game but unfortunately, they are dealing with their fair share of injuries. On Friday, the team announced starting wide receiver John Brown, starting guard Cody Ford, starting tight end Dawson Knox, and starting cornerback Josh Norman would all miss this game.
While this is a bit of a concern, it also creates an opportunity for some other players to show what they are capable of in an increased role. These are four players that are a bit under the radar entering Week 7 but could be key pieces to a Bills win against the New York Jets.
Ike Boettger was signed by the Buffalo Bills in 2018 as an undrafted free agent and after a brief week-long stint with the Kansas City Chiefs to start the 2018 season, he returned to join the practice squad and has been a member of the franchise since then.
In the past three years, Boettger has appeared in eight games but has never started an NFL game. However, that could be changing this week as he appears to be the likely replacement for the injured Cody Ford.
This is a big opportunity for Boettger but also presents a major challenge going up against a defensive line that includes Quinnen Williams, the third overall pick last year. It will be interesting how this group does to protect Josh Allen in a game that he will be looking to return to MVP form.