3 lessons Buffalo Bills should learn from Super Bowl contenders in 2023

Juju Smith-Schuster (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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Need a reliable second option in the passing game

The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs have two of the best pass catchers in the league in A.J. Brown and Travis Kelce respectively. The Buffalo Bills also have one of the best in the league in Stefon Diggs, whose stats are on par with Brown and Kelce.

The difference though in the Eagles and Chiefs’ offenses compared to the Buffalo Bills is they have a reliable second option behind their stars. For the Eagles, that is Devonta Smith who had 95 receptions on 136 targets for 1,196 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs have Juju Smith-Schuster, who had 78 receptions on 101 targets for 933 receiving yards and three touchdowns. While the receiving yards and touchdowns aren’t overly impressive, the difference between him and Gabe Davis is the higher catch rate and the fact that he could keep the chains moving with 47 first downs compared to Davis who had only 35.

The Buffalo Bills need to find a second option for this offense and that doesn’t necessarily mean a wide receiver. The Bills could commit to someone like Dawson Knox, who caught 78% of his targets, but that means he needs to be a bigger part of the offense and average more than 4 targets per game.