Buffalo Bills: Dawson Knox needs to vastly improve in 2024

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When the Buffalo Bills decided to trade up in last year's NFL draft to take tight end Dalton Kincaid, it was not the worst pick but more of a confusing pick. The Bills had just extended their veteran tight Dawson Knox to a four year, $52 million deal at the start of 2022 season and Knox already had a great relationship with quarterback Josh Allen. However, looking back on it, it was a great idea to get Kincaid as Knox has a horrendous season with the Bills. For a tight end who is making $13 million a year, he sure did not play like it this season. He missed the entire month of November with a wrist injury that put him on the IR and that allowed Dalton Kincaid to break out in the second half of the season.

Knox had two games of no more than 6 targets, and recorded no more than 3 catches in a game. His most yards in a game this season was against the Kansas City Chiefs with 36 yards. A $13 million dollar tight end who finishes a season with only 22 catches for 186 yards and 3 touchdowns is not worth the investment of the money that he received.

In his career, Knox has yet to exceed 600 receiving yards and has decreased majorly in touchdowns since 2021. He went from 9 touchdowns in 2021 to just 2 this past season.

Knox has been a great teammate in Buffalo since he arrive in 2019, but not for $13 million a year. The Bills will need to evaluate Knox's contract this offseason and even think about conversations with Knox. If you are being paid like a top ten or 15 tight end the league, there needs to be production. With the emergence of Kincaid in his rookie season, this could put Knox in trouble with the Bills if he is not able to produce and Kincaid continue to improve on a rookie dea


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