Taylor Lewan Would be a High Upside Swing Tackle
Taylor Lewan has played mostly left tackle in his career, and would be an excellent fit as a swing tackle and depth piece for the Bills, adding extra insurance in case Tommy Doyle does not return and continue progressing following his ACL injury last season.
Lewan was released by the Tennessee Titans on February 22, 2023 as a cap-saving measure. He was set to make $14.8 million, and given the Titans salary cap situation was an obvious cut candidate. Lewan missed most of 2022 after suffering a knee injury in the Titans week 2 loss to the Bills at Highmark Stadium. When healthy however he has been an excellent tackle since being a first round pick in 2014. With nearly a full year to recover would be worth taking a flier on for a Bills team that would not need to rely on him as a regular starter.
Many expect Lewan to retire this offseason. However for Lewan, the opportunity to play for a legitimate Super Bowl contender may be enough to entice him to forego retirement for one more year. It would be a low-risk, high-reward signing for the Buffalo Bills, and give Lewan one last shot at a ring.
Regardless of who the Bills add, they will look to add to their depth through opportunistic free agent signings during the second and third waves of free agency, as well as through the draft. Look for the Bills offensive line to be significantly improved in 2023.