Damien Harris will surpass all expectations as starting RB for Buffalo Bills

Damien Harris will surprise many this upcoming season by having his best season yet with the Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills, Damien Harris
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Over the last few years, the Buffalo Bills have been one of the best teams in the AFC and even considered by many of the entire NFL. Oh yes ladies and gentlemen, they are that talented and will once again be a playoff-contending team this upcoming season but one of the few questions marks of the franchise comes from their running back situation.

At this moment in time, they haven't decided who will be their starting running back and for all we know, it could be a running back by committee approach since they do have a lot of talented players to work with. From James Cook to Damien Harris, they could provide a nice 1-2 punch out of the backfield. If Harris can stay healthy and return to his epic 2021 form the football world saw when he was with the New England Patriots, he will surpass all expectations as the definitive starting running back for the Bills.

Staying healthy will obviously be key for this to happen but Harris has star potential written all over him thanks to everything he brings to the table. He has great speed, runs his rushing assignments extremely well, and has a knack for scoring big touchdowns when his team needs it most. Harris has the golden opportunity now with the Bills to silence his critics and prove he can carry the workload week in, week out.

The sky is the limit for Damien Harris if he can stay healthy with the Buffalo Bills

In 2021 with the Patriots, Harris totaled 929 rushing yards on 202 attempts, 15 touchdowns, and had an average of 4.6 rushing yards per attempt. As a starter, he's proven he can deliver and on a high-octane offense like the Bills, he should be able to continue doing what he does best provided he stays healthy all season long.

Harris has his best football ahead of him as he just recently turned 26 years old this past February and will prove to be one of their best free agent signings this year. The starting running back spot will be up for grabs once training camp and preseason action arrive but make no mistake about it, expect to see Harris do whatever it takes and eventually earn it.

With a new team, one of which has had Super Bowl aspirations for the last few seasons now, it bodes well for him to be motivated to accomplish greatness on a whole new level. He put on a clinic in 2021 and if everything falls into place this time around, he will thrive as if there is no tomorrow on an offense that is ready to reach new heights in 2023. One of which will undoubtedly need a running back of his caliber to bring a new and exciting dimension to an offense that needs it.