Pro Football Focus picks surprising secret superstar for the Buffalo Bills

David Quessenberry, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle)
David Quessenberry, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle) /

Recently, Pro Football Focus put together a list of secret superstars for each NFL team. The Buffalo Bills have plenty of superstars on their roster like Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Tre’Davious White, and Von Miller but those players aren’t secrets.

Even without those players, I would have expected Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie, James Cook, or even Matt Milano when discussing who might be the secret superstar. However, Pro Football Focus went even further down the roster to find their secret superstar for the Buffalo Bills.

Pro Football Focus selects David Quessenberry as the Buffalo Bills’ secret superstar

The secret superstar for the Buffalo Bills was David Quessenberry, who the Buffalo Bills signed this offseason as a free agent. Sam Monson wrote this about the former Tennessee Titan:

"Quessenberry’s performance for Tennessee last season was completely out of the blue, but it’s worth noting given Buffalo’s approach to its offensive line and the kind of contingency he represents. Quessenberry earned an 89.1 PFF run-blocking grade — among the best in the league — even if his pass protection was far more pedestrian. That was his first full season starting, and there had been little in his prior play to suggest it was in the cards. Maybe he just caught lightning in a bottle playing in a favorable scheme, or maybe the Bills secured an intriguing option on the offensive line as a backup this offseason."

David Quessenberry has had a unique journey to get to this point in his career. He was a sixth round pick by the Houston Texans in 2013 but had to step away from football in 2014 after finding out he had cancer.

Quessenberry would return to football in 2017 and appear in two games that season. However, it wouldn’t be until 2020 that he started to get consistent playing time as he would start six games that season for the Tennessee Titans and then start every game last year for the Titans.

He joined the Buffalo Bills this offseason on a one-year deal and with all the shuffling the team has had to do on the offensive line to start training camp, Quessenberry has been practicing primarily with the starters at right tackle.

It would seem unlikely that Quessenberry could become the starter but there is certainly no doubt that he is going to be a valuable player in solidifying the depth at the position. Every NFL team deals with injuries during the course of the season, and a player like David Quessenberry will help the Buffalo Bills if Dion Dawkins or Spencer Brown is forced to miss time.