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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 07: Wide receiver Cole Beasley #11 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates his five-yard reception for a touchdown alongside center Jon Feliciano #76 during the second quarter of a game against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium on December 07, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Jon Feliciano

One of the running storylines during the 2021 Bills season was the inability to keep the offensive line together. With players like Jon, Feliciano, Mitch Morse, and Cody Ford seemingly out of the lineup every week, shoring up the continuity was a challenge. As a result, Buffalo decided to bring back Feliciano on a three-year, $17M deal.

Feliciano brought a lot to the Bills during his shortened 2020 season after suffering a torn pectoral early on. He started In nine games for the Bills, with a handful of them at the center position in relief of Morse. Due to the injury history that Morse has with concussions, it was expected that he may be one of the ‘cap casualties going into the offseason. This would mean Buffalo would be looking at either drafting/signing a center, or perhaps moving Feliciano to the middle of the offensive line.

While his skill set is one best served as a guard which allows him to pull out for screen passes, counters and zone runs, Feliciano showed he can be a stationary upright blocker if need be. Luckily, Feliciano will be returning to his native guard position as Ian Rapoport stated that Buffalo was able to rework Morse’s contract, saving $2M in cap space. With those savings, Beane was able to bring back a center that had continuity with the offense and Josh Allen all while solidifying the right guard position for years to come.

One area of Feliciano’s games that fans are not always privy in seeing his lockeroom/sideline presence. Feliciano’s love for his teammates extended to the field of play during the AFC Championship game where Josh Allen was brought to the ground after a whistle, Feliciano swooped in, knocking KC’s Alex Okafor in retaliation. This type of team-first mentality is something that is irreplaceable and shows the dedication that Feliciano has towards protecting the franchise quarterback.