The Buffalo Bills are entering a crucial offseason, just a year after being the preseason Super Bowl favorites for the 2022 campaign. An early exit to Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals has the Bills evaluating all options across the board, but one thing is for sure: changes are coming.
Some of those changes will include players, of course. The Bills have some needs they must fill going into the 2023 season if they are to surpass the early exit they saw this season.
But, other changes will likely include the coaching staff, as the Bills’ staff has been busy with interviews for vacancies across the league.
Another name that’s come up within the past 24 hours is Bills offensive assistant Ryan Wendell, who will now be interviewing in New England for their offensive line coach.
Ryan Wendell is one of several Buffalo Bills coaches to possibly be heading elsewhere this offseason.
Wendell got his start in New England after going undrafted back in 2008, and played for the Patriots until 2015. He was yet another one of those gems found by Bill Belichick that stuck around for the long haul, and even started at guard for the Pats when they beat the Seattle Seahawks back in Super Bowl XLIX.
Wendell got his coaching start in Buffalo back in 2019, just three years after his professional career ended as a player.
Now, he could be headed back to where it all began.
In addition to Wendell, the Bills also may be losing guys like offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey (head coach interviews) and quarterbacks coach Joe Brady (offensive coordinator interviews). Although the Bills haven’t reached their ultimate goal just yet, the direction of this offense over the last few seasons has gotten plenty of coaches some recognition.
One thing to watch during all of this: if Dorsey gets a head coaching gig, Brady could be promoted within. That bit of continuity could be a positive for this Bills offense, which is also looking for answers across the offensive line this spring.