Buffalo Bills reportedly agree to four-year extension with Dawson Knox

Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) /

One of the top questions for the Buffalo Bills this offseason was who the team might be able to agree to a contract extension with prior to the regular season. The Bills had a number of starters entering the final year of their contract including Jordan Poyer, Devin Singletary, and Tremaine Edmunds.

While there hadn’t been much said in regards to what extensions might happen it would appear that general manager Brandon Beane has been able to keep one key offensive player in Buffalo past this season.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bills have agreed to a four-year extension with tight end Dawson Knox that keeps him in Buffalo through the 2026 season. The contract extension will make him one of the top-paid players at his position.

Buffalo Bills continue to keep their core players on offense

The Buffalo Bills once again are able to extend one of the key parts of their offense and now have a majority of their core in place for the foreseeable future. Since 2020, the Bills have been able to agree to extensions with left tackle Dion Dawkins, quarterback Josh Allen, center Mitch Morse, and wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

It is clear that they view Dawson Knox in that same group as a key part of the offense and they could be signing him at just the right moment. The former third round pick had a breakout year last season and was tied for the league high in touchdowns among tight ends with nine. Knox also set career highs in receptions (49) and receiving yards (587).

He was able to accomplish that while also missing two games due to a broken hand. It was also very clear that in the games that Knox missed the offense was not as efficient as when Knox is on the field.

Dawson Knox is an athletic tight end that can challenge defenses down the middle of the field and certainly makes this offense more versatile and now the Bills have one of Josh Allen’s top targets in place for a number of years.