Pros and cons of a Dawson Knox extension for the Buffalo Bills

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Knox is a great fit with the Buffalo Bills and good tight ends are hard to come by

For the entire history of their franchise, the Buffalo Bills have seldom had a good tight end. Good tight ends are hard to come by, and I spent much of my Bills fandom watching the likes of Scott Chandler and Charles Clay suit up at tight end for the Bills.

Before Knox caught nine touchdowns a year ago, Chandler held the Bills’ single-season tight end record for touchdown catches with just 6. There’s a good argument that if he stays around, Knox could turn out to be the best tight end in franchise history.

Replacing Knox would be a tall task as tight ends in the draft are very hit or miss and even if they hit, it usually takes a couple of years for them to be productive.

The Buffalo Bills struggle to replace Knox when he missed time in 2021. Knox missed games against the Jaguars and the Dolphins and in both games, the Bills offense struggled mightily. With Knox out, the Bills managed just 6 points against the Jaguars and looked like they were playing in quicksand for three quarters against Miami.