Buffalo Bills: Way-too-early offensive line projections for 2022

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Buffalo Bills 2022 starting center: Jon Feliciano

While both Jon Feliciano and Daryl Williams could create some cap space if they were cut this offseason, Mitch Morse is another player that could create some significant cap space if he were released after this season.

Morse was signed as a free agent in 2018 to one of the biggest contracts for a center at the time but will be entering the final season of his contract in 2022. If the Bills were to release Morse it would result in $7.5 million in cap space with dead cap amount of $3.75 million.

Morse is one of the better pass-blocking centers in the NFL and the question the front office will need to answer is can they find a player that can produce at a comparable level while saving some cap space. I think the cap savings is too great to overlook and unless the Bills decide to agree to a contract extension that creates some cap space for 2022, the Bills will have a new center.

The answer could already be on the roster in the form of Jon Feliciano. While he has primarily played guard, he does have some experience at center and even replaced Morse last year in the games he missed due to injury.

If the Bills decide to turn to Feliciano it will likely be paired with the Bills drafting a center who could compete this year but take over in 2023.