Buffalo Bills 2023 Free Agent Profile: Jake Kumerow

Jake Kumerow, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
Jake Kumerow, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) /

Jake Kumerow has been with the Buffalo Bills for most of the past three seasons after the Green Bay Packers released him right before the 2020 season, a move that would upset quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Kumerow would begin on the practice squad for the Bills but would eventually appear in six games that season before earning a spot on the 53-man roster in 2021 and last season.

In total, Kumerow would appear in 27 games over the three seasons but missed most of last season due to an ankle and back injury. He appeared like he might return midseason but the back injury was too much and he had surgery to trim a disc, according to this article in The Buffalo News.

While Jake Kumerow was limited on offense, with only seven receptions on 14 targets for 114 receiving yards and one touchdown, he was a key part of the team’s special teams unit during his time in Buffalo. In 2021, his only season where he played more than 12 games, he played 274 special teams snaps which were 69% of the team’s snaps.

Should the Buffalo Bills re-sign Jake Kumerow this offseason?

This is one deal that should get done quickly and the Buffalo Bills shouldn’t wait long to bring back Jake Kumerow. He is a player that has been a key part of their special teams and with a part of the roster that has a number of players set to be free agents, bringing back someone like Kumerow makes sense.

On top of that, he knows this offense and did start to become more involved this past season when the Buffalo Bills were dealing with injuries at the position. He would get one start but then suffer that ankle injury that forced him to miss time.

As long as there aren’t any concerns with the back surgery that Jake Kumerow had, this is a move that makes a lot of sense on a number of levels.

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