Ranking Buffalo Bills potential contract extensions in 2022 by importance

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5. Devin Singletary

At number five is running back Devin Singletary, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract after the Buffalo Bills drafted him in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. This past season was by far his best, particularly in the second half of the year once the team committed to him as the team’s lead back.

He would finish the year with career highs in rush attempts (188), rushing yards (847), and rushing touchdowns (7).

Singletary once again should remain in the same role this season but among the players in line for contract extensions, he should probably be at the end for two reasons.

The first is that typically players at running back see their performance slow on that second contract. It is a violent position and running backs typically aren’t as productive as they reach 30 years old.

The second reason is that the run game isn’t as important to this offense and this will always be a pass-first offense with Josh Allen under center. The Buffalo Bills may want to limit the salary committed to the running back position knowing they probably can get players in the middle to late rounds of NFL Drafts to fill that role.