2024 Buffalo Bills Offseason Preview: Offensive Line

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It is very well known that the Buffalo Bills have tight reigns to work with when it comes to how much cap space they have. But, when it comes to their offensive line, keeping the starting core together will be key to keeping offensive coordinator Joe Brady's offense humming as it was to end this season.

The O-line became sound in both the run game and passing protection of quarterback Josh Allen. The Bills were top five in the NFL in rushing yards and gave up the fewest sacks per game out of any NFL team. The offensive line turned a corner in 2023 and the Bills must work hard to keep that intact. 

Buffalo has some of their linemen under contract through next season as they will become free agents in 2025. Center Mitch Morse is under the last year of a 2-year, $19.5 million deal. The two tackles Dion Dawkins and Spencer Brown are both in the last year of their own 4-year deals. 

Buffalo's two starting guards are locked under contracts for even longer. O'Cyrus Torrence is under a 4-year deal he signed and is not a free agent until 2027. Connor McGovern is under a 3-year year deal that goes through the 2025 season.

So, the Buffalo Bills have the starting core of offensive line back for at least the 2024 season. But, is their depth still intact? At the tackle positions, Buffalo has both Richard Gouraige and Ryan Van Demark signed through the 2024 season. Gouraige's contract is actually a 2-year deal that starts this upcoming season.

And for their guard depth, Alec Anderson and Kevin Jarvis have contracts that go through the 2024 season. Much like Gouraige, Jarvis has a 2-year contract that is good through 2024 and 2025. Ryan Bates has experience at center to backup Morse and he is also under contract through the 2025 season. 

Tommy Doyle will also be back for offensive line depth as his contract goes through the 2024 season. He suffered a season-ending leg injury back in the preseason in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The only Bills offensive lineman on the roster in need of an extension is David Edwards. He was under a $1.77 million deal that was good for one season.

Buffalo can maintain the majority of its top-notch offensive line that was one of the top units in the NFL. They can do this without spending a lot of the little cap space they have and it helps to keep the playmaking on offense in Buffalo at a high level.

*All contract figures courtesy of Spotrac.com unless otherwise noted

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