The Bills hope all of their players improve in 2019. But Jay Skurski selected five returning members of the team who could help the Bills most by taking their game to the next level.
No. 1 on the list is obvious: Quarterback Josh Allen, who was tremendously effective on the ground during his rookie season but ranked near the bottom of the league in passing statistics.
One member of the list whom Bills fans may not initially think of is cornerback Levi Wallace. The undrafted rookie played great after being forced into the starting lineup in Week 10. But seven games isn't a big enough sample size to determine whether or not Wallace has legitimately arrived.
"The Bills aren’t simply handing him a starting spot," Skurski wrote. "The team signed former first-round draft pick Kevin Johnson and reunited with E.J. Gaines, who started under the same coaching staff in 2017. If Wallace wants to remain a starter, he’ll have to beat out both of them."
Pancho Billa, who touched so many hearts, kept Buffalo close until the end: Sean Kirst on Ezra Castro (aka Pancho Billa): "Through his own jubilant sincerity, Castro became the rarest of 21st century figures: In a time when the digital world thrives on division and conflict, he was a galvanizing figure who brought together a world even beyond Western New York."
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