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On the Bills, Josh Allen’s contract, a pass-happy attitude, and ten takeaways

NEW YORK’S ORCHARD PARK
— Before head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane arrived in Buffalo, the Bills had gone 17 seasons without entering the NFL playoffs. In McDermott and Beane’s four years in charge, the Bills have made the playoffs three times.
The Bills finished 13-3 last season and proceeded to the AFC Championship game before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs. There’s reason to believe the team is now well-positioned for long-term success.
Beane has the most MTMS (Moves That Make Sense) in the NFL.
McDermott has demonstrated a willingness to change with his team.
The Bills’ foundation appears to be stable, despite the fact that things in the NFL may change quickly.
During a visit to the Bills’ training camp and meetings with McDermott and Beane earlier this month, the franchise signed Allen to a new $258 million contract that will keep him under contract until 2028.
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When it comes to rebuilding, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution.
But, the Bills’ plan when Beane and McDermott took over may be used as a model in the modern NFL: identify core players, move on from others, and establish a healthy cap situation. Take a chance on a rookie quarterback. Put that quarterback in a position to succeed by putting together a solid supporting cast.”It was protect him, number one,” Beane told The Athletic.
“Then there’s weapons.”

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The toughest contests feature young players at pivotal moments in their careers, according to the Bills’ 53-man roster estimate.

With a few small tweaks, the 2021 Buffalo Bills squad will resemble the 2020 Buffalo Bills roster. When Sean McDermott spoke to media the day after the team’s AFC Championship Game loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, he highlighted his goal to retain as much of Buffalo’s roster intact as possible.
McDermott and Brandon Beane did just that this offseason.
Only wide receiver John Brown, who started for the Bills against the Chiefs, is no longer with the organization.
With a tight salary constraint and a handful of expiring contracts, Beane and his staff managed to assemble a squad that they believe has a potential to build on the team’s inspirational season in 2020. This season, the roster battles will largely feature depth players and younger players at turning points in their respective careers.
With practice due to begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, here’s a last pre-camp prediction for the Bills’ roster.Quarterback (2): Josh Allen, Mitchell Trubisky The NFL has decided to keep the enlarged practice squad standards in place for 2020, which could force the Bills to keep only two quarterbacks.
Until one of them suffers an injury, Josh Allen and Mitchell Trubisky are virtually locked into the top two slots on the depth chart.