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Report card: Bills offense in 2023

Here is Bills Wire’s report card for the Buffalo Bills offense during their 2023 season:

Quarterbacks: A

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We could provide all these stats to show why Allen is graded an A overall even though he did have plenty of interceptions thrown, too. But he was a MVP candidate for the entire NFL. That should suffice.

Running backs: B

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Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

James Cook surprised many in western New York with the breakout, Pro Bowl season he put together in his first year as the Bills’ No. 1 rusher. He carries the grade here.

However, Buffalo’s offense has often tried to mix it up and have a 1-2 punch. That never really got going at any point. Between the likes of Damien Harris, Latavius Murray and Leonard Fournette, no one stepped up in that bruising role. Ty Johnson was probably the Bills’ best bacup at times and he’s not a change-of-pace from Cook.

Wide receivers: C+

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(Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)

The Bills have a lack of playmakers. That was put on full display during the latter stages of the season when Stefon Diggs went quiet.

In that time, Khalil Shakir stepped up but still has a ways to go before he’s considered a massive talent. A good start for him at least.

A pending free agent, Gabe Davis is likely gone. He’s at least going to test the free agent market.

Tight ends: B

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(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

By the end of the 2023 season, Dalton Kincaid looked like a first-round rookie that’s going to be a good NFL player. But if we’re grading this out based on the entire season, he was a slow burn.

And on top of that, there was maybe only one game where the Bills successfully got both Kincaid and Dawson Knox involved in the offense.

Offensive line: A-

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Finally, after long last under the watch of Sean McDermott, Buffalo had a promising offensive line. The one thing that probably won’t remain is how incredibly healthy this group was in 2023, but let’s hope so.

Dion Dawkins was the only Pro Bowler from the group, but the entire line which also consisted of Mitch Morse, Spencer Brown, Connor McGovern and O’Cyrus Torrence was graded out as the sixth-best unit in football by Pro Football Focus. That’s some great company.

Story originally appeared on Bills Wire