Devin Singletary is the key to the Buffalo Bills’ offseason plan at RB

Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle)
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The Buffalo Bills likely will be making a move at running back but that will be dependent on running back Devin Singletary

Last year, the Buffalo Bills had to rely on Josh Allen for most of the season to give this offense a threat on the ground. There were plenty of games where the Bills’ star quarterback would finish the game as the team’s leading rusher.

However, towards the end of the regular season the coaching staff made a shift from a running back by committee where the work was split between Devin Singletary and Zack Moss to making Singletary the featured running back and one that got almost exclusively all the work at running back.

The results were great as Singletary in the final six games (four regular season games and two playoff games) would average 17 carries per game with over 90 yards from scrimmage and had nine total touchdowns.

How do the Buffalo Bills view Devin Singletary in 2022 and beyond?

The question now is whether or not the Buffalo Bills believe Devin Singletary can sustain that level of production over a full season? The answer to this question will dictate what their plan is this offseason for the position.

If the Buffalo Bills view Singletary as that featured running back and one that can handle 80% of the work, then the Bills likely will look for a complimentary back that can help in the passing game or for occasional carries to give Singletary a break.

However, if the Bills aren’t confident he can do that and he needs more help, then they will likely be looking for more of a three down running back, like a Leonard Fournette, to split the work. The other thing to consider is that Devin Singletary is set to be a free agent after 2022 and if there is a chance he could leave after next season, then finding more of a complete running back would make sense.

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The Buffalo Bills will likely address the running back position this offseason and who they sign or draft will give a good indication of what the role is going to be for Devin Singletary moving forward.