When it comes to the Buffalo Bills defensive backfield, three of the main four spots are covered. Tre’Davious White is coming off a second All Pro campaign at cornerback and safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer are one of the top combinations in the NFL. But when it comes to CB2, there are plenty of questions heading into the 2021 season as Bills general manager looks to potentially upgrade at that spot this offseason.
In the past three years, the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback room has stayed mostly consistent even as the team around it dramatically changed from a 6-10 group to a 12-4 team one win away from the Super Bowl. As Josh Allen’s progressed from his inconsistent rookie year into an MVP candidate, Matt Barkley’s been the steady veteran in the room each offseason. Barkley’s a free agent this year, and with Allen emerging as a star, the Bills may need something else from their backup quarterback.
In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we examine the NFL’s franchise tag rules, which the Bills could use for the first time since the 2016 season (tackle Cody Ford), running through which players make sense to use the tag. We also discuss whether the time is right for general manager Brandon Beane to extend quarterback Josh Allen’s contract, and take a look at the state of Buffalo’s quarterbacks and defensive ends.