3 reasons why the Buffalo Bills offense will be better in 2023
By Joe Cook
Reason No. 2: The Buffalo Bills have already improved the personnel on the offensive side
A huge reason for some of the offensive woes last season, was the offensive line, especially in big games. I mean if you watch the tape, there are times when the O-line was just straight-up getting bullied. Keeping Allen clean is crucial, and Brandon Beane got to work. He signed interior offensive lineman, Connor McGovern, and added more depth there by signing David Edwards.
McGovern played 909 snaps last season, committing only one penalty and allowing just two sacks. The former third-rounder in 2019, is entering the best years of his career and is slotted to be the Bills starting left guard; a nice upgrade over Rodger Saffold. David Edwards is a former Ram and Super Bowl champion, and a top-notch depth piece. Depth is crucial and a big reason for the lowly protection of Allen last year.
The Bills don’t seem to be done adding on the offensive line either, as they are being linked to numerous prospects in the draft. More notably, some of the higher profile ones, like Darnell Wright.
On paper, before the draft, the protection for Josh Allen has already improved, which will translate directly to an improved offensive unit next season. If the Bills add one of the top O-line prospects in the draft to what they already have, the potential to be a top pass-blocking unit is there.