Is Connor McGovern enough to fix the Buffalo Bills offensive line?
By Kevin Devine
Evan Brown is a very interesting fit for the Buffalo Bills long-term
Evan Brown is still just 26 years old as he hits free agency. Another undrafted free agent, he has mainly been a backup for the Lions, who have consistently had one of the top offensive lines in the NFL in recent seasons.
He performed well for the Lions last year as an injury fill-in at multiple positions. He has experience at both Guard and Center, starting 12 games at each position over the past two seasons while struggling to find a consistent starting spot during that time. For this reason, he would make sense for the Bills to add, as he would provide positional flexibility, as well as insurance in case of an injury to Mitch Morse.
Last season he made just $1.2 million and Spotrac projects him to make over $10 million in free agency this year. While that is expensive for a swing player or backup, the Bills could certainly envision him as a starter who provides flexibility and insurance at multiple positions and opens up options for them at the draft.
Additionally, if the Bills signed him to a multi-year deal and Morse were to leave or retire after 2023, Brown would give them many more options heading into next off-season. He is definitely an intriguing option to watch.