Honorable Mention - Dawson Knox - Buffalo Bills
Dawson Knox came in third in the voting, so he didn’t make the team; however, from a statistical point of view, he may well surpass every tight end in Bills’ history. Knox was a third-round selection (96th overall) of the Buffalo Bills in the 2019 NFL Draft.
His career numbers are already very close to those put up by both Metzelaars and Riemersma. Know has been with the Bills for four years so far from 2019 to 2022 and already sits 31st in receptions (149), 34th in yards (1,780), and tied for 14th in touchdowns (20). Another season similar to the last two and Knox will find himself in the top 25 of all three categories. He needs only six touchdowns this season to become the leader in this stat among all tight ends in Bills’ history.
Knox made the Pro Bowl roster last season, in 2022, and became the first tight end with the Bills since Paul Costa accomplished this in 1966. In case you were wondering, Ernie Warlick holds the all-time record for pro bowl appearances with four from 1962 through 1965.
With the addition of Dalton Kincaid, there are some that believe Knox’s opportunities will be split or even taken over by Kincaid, but I think the Bills have a different plan for Kincaid and Knox will remain the primary tight end.