5 Buffalo Bills players who could be nice surprises in 2024

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Ty Johnson

Ty Johnson returned to the Buffalo Bills on a one-year deal after a strong finish to the 2023 season. He was with the Bills during training camp and preseason but began the year on the practice squad before being called up midseason.

However, it wasn't until Joe Brady took over as offensive coordinator after the Broncos game that Johnson really had a defined role for the Bills. In the final eight games he was active Johnson had double digit snaps every game with five or more touches in seven of those games. During that stretch, he would average 3.5 yards or more per rush in every game but the Pittsburgh Steelers game in the Wild Card Round.

In a full season with Joe Brady calling the plays, it wouldn't be surprising to see Ty Johnson surpass 100 touches this season which would be a career-high and established himself as the clear backup to James Cook.