Buffalo Bills: 5 best moves of the 2023 offseason

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3. Signing Connor McGovern filled an enormous need for the Bills

Going into the offseason, one of the most worrisome positions on the entire roster was on the interior offensive line. Specifically, it was at guard. Buffalo was going to let veteran Roger Saffold walk, thankfully, after it was clear they needed an upgrade there.

Meanwhile, Ryan Bates took a step backward after the Bills fought to retain him a season ago when he was a free agent. Keeping Bates seemed like a stubborn move for Beane, and a year later, it looked like a botched move, to be honest.

The Bills very well entered this offseason with a need at both guard positions, and they kicked off free agency by signing one of the best interior linemen available, in former Dallas Cowboys guard Connor McGovern.

Look, Josh Allen absorbed way too many hits last year. He could have avoided some of them, sure. But, the offensive line did him no favors at times, and Saffold was certainly a big part of that. McGovern, meanwhile, comes in as an enormous upgrade at the position and solidifies a spot that fans were overly worried about going into March.