Ranking the Buffalo Bills most important ‘Newcomers’ entering playoffs

Heading into the 2023 playoffs, the Bills most important players are pretty obvious. But which new Bills can have the greatest impact on the team's Super Bowl aspirations as they enter Sunday's opening matchup against the Steelers?

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3. Leonard Floyd

When the NFL offseason hit a lull in early June, Bills general manager Brandon Beane made an important move, signing edge rusher Leonard Floyd to a one-year deal.

Floyd, who was drafted 9th overall in the 2016 NFL draft, has matched a career high with 10.5 sacks this season. With Von Miller's age and injury status hindering his ability to play at a high level, the Bills wanted some insurance in the pass rush department — and Floyd has provided that by leading the team in sacks.

While Floyd has been grossly effective, he's only recorded one sack over the past six games. And while the Bills have seen breakout performances from other defensive lineman, they'll need Floyd — a former Super Bowl champion — to find his groove, especially if they're up against the likes of Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson down the line.

Alongside Miller, Floyd recorded two playoff sacks and 12 tackles en route to winning a Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams in 2021.