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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

The Bills Have A Dawson Knox Problem

Updated: May 18, 2023

On the eve of the 2022/23 NFL season starting Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox signed a four-year deal worth $52 million.

Since the signing Knox has put up mediocre numbers compared to what he produced in 2021.

The numbers are mixed, but the biggest factor is the yards per catch (YPC). Knox only has 327 receiving yards this season (9.91 YPC) off of 33 receptions. Last season after 11-games he har 489 receiving yards (12.23 YPC) off 40 receptions.

Overall though Knox is putting up the best catch percentage of his career, ranking fifth-best among NFL TEs (min. 40 targets).

Undoubtedly Knox's usage has changed dramatically due to the Bills crumbling O-line. With that Knox is summoned as a blocker for roughly 55% of his time on the field.

Less receiving playing time due to a poor O-line along with less targets due to a lack of time given to Josh Allen to throw the ball, have been the two main contributors to Knox's lack of success this season.

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