Buffalo Bills add depth on the offensive line by signing David Quessenberry

David Quessenberry, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)
David Quessenberry, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) /

The 2022 NFL Draft is just about a week away but that doesn’t mean the Buffalo Bills have not continued to look in free agency for players who can help this team. A perfect example of that was the announcement they had signed offensive lineman David Quessenberry to a one-year deal.

Quessenberry was a sixth round pick by the Houston Texans in 2013 however it wasn’t until joining the Tennessee Titans in 2019 that he got a chance to start. In 2020, he would start six games for the Titans at left tackle and then start every game this past season at right tackle.

In his first full season as a starter, Quessenberry graded very well and Pro Football Focus had him as the sixth best offensive tackle in run blocking last year.

Quessenberry brings versatility and veteran experience to the Buffalo Bills’ offensive line

The addition of David Quessenberry is interesting for the Buffalo Bills as he can play a number of different roles this upcoming season. The team is pretty much set with their starters at offensive tackle with Dion Dawkins on the left side and Spencer Brown on the right.

However, they don’t have a clear backup and Quessenberry could be a swing tackle and be the primary backup on either side of the line. This was a role Ty Nsekhe played for Buffalo in 2019 and 2020 and it can be valuable to have a player with starting experience at both that could step in at a moment’s notice.

While Quessenberry has been a starting tackle the past few years, he could also be depth on the interior of the offensive line. It is important to note that on the team’s website, the Bills described him as a guard.

The guard position was going to be a point of focus and the Buffalo Bills already signed Quessenberry’s former teammate on the Titans, Rodger Saffold, and did bring back both Ryan Bates and Ike Boettger.

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If this is where the Buffalo Bills view Quessenberry for this upcoming season, he likely will be competing with Boettger and Cody Ford for that primary backup spot.