Buffalo Bills S Micah Hyde
Micah Hyde has always been a key part of this defense, starting all the way back in 2017 when he was signed as a free agent. This year though was probably his best as he finished the year with five interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and was named second-team All-Pro.
He added to that interception total with a remarkable interception on the Patriots’ opening drive.
However, another reason that Hyde is on this list is he has helped solidify the punt return position, something that has been an issue at times for Buffalo. The Bills started the year with Isaiah McKenzie in that role before moving to rookie Marquez Stevenson.
Both players though had ball security issues and the coaching staff turned to Hyde to bring some stability. On Saturday night, Hyde showed that he is just not back there to catch the ball but rather teams are going to need to account for him advancing it.
In fact, Hyde came close to returning a punt for a touchdown in the second half but was tripped up by his own teammate who fell over making a block downfield. The Buffalo Bills should stick with Micah Hyde as their punt returner through the remainder of the playoffs and he should have chances to find the end zone on a punt return.