4 reasons the Buffalo Bills are still the best team in the AFC East for 2023 season
Reason #3: Buffalo Bills have more versatility on offense
Even with some of the issues, the Buffalo Bills still had one of the best passing games last year, and entering this season they look to have more versatility. The addition of Dalton Kincaid is the most notable, the team’s first round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The former Utah tight end is an excellent pass catcher and should put pressure on opposing defenses. If defenses view him as a slot receiver, he has a size advantage against a nickel corner, and the Bills have an advantage if they want to run the ball with fewer linebackers on the field.
If defenses elect to play their base defense, like a 4-3 defense, then Kincaid has the athleticism to separate from a linebacker who is covering him and gives Josh Allen a bigger window to make the throw.
In addition to Kincaid, the departure of Devin Singletary and the likely replacement of James Cook also gives the offense an advantage. Singletary has gotten 50+ targets each of the past three years but he isn’t necessarily a great receiver.
Now with Cook likely getting those targets, he has more speed and elusiveness that he should be able to do more and pick up more yards.
Offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey has a number of different ways to beat defenses now and has players with skill sets that complement more of a pass-heavy offense.