Should the Buffalo Bills extend offensive tackle Spencer Brown?

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Buffalo Bills' General manager Brandon Beane will have to make some decisions on a couple of potential pending free agents this offseason. But he'll also have to make some decisions on some possible contract extensions, such as offensive tackle Spencer Brown, who was drafted in the third round of the 2021 NFL draft, so he is not eligible for a fifth-year team option. Brown had a rough start to his career with the Bills. With a mixture of penalties and a lack of production to protect the right side of the pocket for Josh Allen, Brown came into the 2023 season with a ton of pressure on him.

This past season, Brown proved that when healthy, he can be a serious stepping stone for the Bills' future. In Week 1 against the New York Jets, he gave up one sack and multiple pressures. However, from Week 2 and on, Brown cleaned it up and helped protect Allen the rest of the season in which Allen was sacked the least amount of times in his career. The whole offensive line for the Bills stayed upright and healthy which is something that has not been done in a long time.

Should the Buffalo Bills give Spencer Brown a contract extension?

While the Bills have a good number of issues to deal with this upcoming offseason, one area that they do not need to worry about is the offensive line, which includes Brown. Coming out of Northern Iowa, his run-blocking abilities were never an issue. It was the pass-blocking that was up in the air that questioned his ability to be a protector for Allen.

Brown went up against edge rushers like Maxx Crosby, Montez Sweat, Sam Hubbard, Micah Parson/Demarcus Lawrence, and George Karlaftis. Those guys were not found as much when they went up against Brown. When healthy, Brown proved that he could be a future starter for the franchise and has definitely earned himself a second contract with the Bills.


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