Late night discussion: Most important non-quarterback on offense

Who is the most important offensive player for the Bills not named Josh Allen?

August 21, 2019 - 2:39 am

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Louie DiBiase
Twitter: @DiBiaseLOE


The quarterback position is the most important position in the NFL. It might be the most important position in all of sports. 

With that being said, obviously the Buffalo Bills' offense will go as far as Josh Allen can take it. 

To take the next step as an offense however, Allen can't do it alone. Buffalo will need other core members of the unit to step up. 

Focusing on the offensive line and the skill positions, who is the most crucial player to the success of the Bills' 2019 offense that's not Allen? 

Fans took to Twitter for Tuesday's late night discussion to give their thoughts:


Relying on the trenches:

In his first year with the Bills, center Mitch Morse is already seen by a majority of fans as the most important player on offense that isn't a quarterback.

Morse has spent most of the summer in concussion protocol, but he returned to the practice field on Tuesday.

The Bills made the veteran lineman the highest-paid center in the NFL this offseason, which shows how important they believe he will be to their success. 

Morse wasn't the only player up-front to receive a vote. 

The offensive line was a liability in 2018. It is clear participants in the discussion believe the unit needs to step up for the Bills to compete for a playoff spot. 


Allen's new weapons:

The Bills have had uninspiring weapons on offense for multiple seasons now. The franchise hoped to fix that problem by signing multiple veteran receivers. These new targets were popular choices for the most important non-quarterback on offense. 

Brown's vertical speed and Beasley's ability to get open consistently underneath could be a key reason Allen makes a significant jump in Year 2. If they are a major reason for the improvement of the most important player, that makes them pretty important too. 


Funny guy:

The local comedians have found their way back to the discussion.

This one actually makes sense a little. If Brady finally shows signs of regression, he would become one of the top reasons for the Bills success. 

Giving the fullback some love. 


Author's choice:

Multiple young quarterbacks have taken significant leaps after their respective teams surround them with new weapons. Beasley and Brown will be major pieces to the puzzle, but the improvement of the offensive line will help propel the offense forward more than anything else. 

Left tackle Dion Dawkins is the choice here. If Dawkins can return to his 2017 form when he was Pro Football Focus's fourth-highest rated tackle from Week 10 to the end of the season, it will do wonders. 


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