The Buffalo Bills entered the 2022 season with high expectations and the belief was this roster was good enough to win the Super Bowl. However, for the team to reach those lofty goals there was going to be a number of players that would be expected to take on a bigger role than they have in the past.
Unfortunately, not all the players were able to live up to those expectations and it was one of the reasons the Bills weren’t able to achieve their ultimate goal of a trip to the Super Bowl. These were four of those players that did not live up to expectations this past season.
4 players who did not live up to the Buffalo Bills’ expectations in 2022
The Buffalo Bills drafted Spencer Brown in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft and he became the starter in Week 4 of his rookie season. He remained the starter the rest of the year and did an excellent job in run blocking due to his size and athletic ability. However, he struggled in pass protection but the hope was that he could improve that and be the team’s starting right tackle moving forward.
It was a similar story this season as Spencer Brown continued to make good plays in run blocking but his pass protection was a concern, if not regressed from his rookie season. One contributing factor to this could have been an offseason back surgery that really didn’t allow him to do much through OTAs and training camp.
The potential for Spencer Brown is very high and he should still get a chance to be the starter but the Buffalo Bills should look to bring in competition at right tackle this offseason.