The Buffalo Bills are Super Bowl contenders, but they need to strengthen their ground game.
While Buffalo had the seventh-ranked rushing offense this season, 762 of the team’s 2,232 rushing yards and seven of the 15 rushing touchdowns came from Josh Allen. That’s fine as it’s part of Allen’s game, but the Bills need a running back to take the pressure off their star quarterback.
This season, running backs Devin Singletary, James Cook, Zack Moss, Duke Johnson, and Nyheim Hines combined for 1,418 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 291 carries. They averaged a solid 4.87 yards per attempt.
But Jones could be the missing piece at running back. Singletary and Cook could provide the depth, while Jones leads the way.
Jones rushed for 1,121 yards and two touchdowns on 213 attempts this season, averaging 5.3 yards per carry.
And Jones would also offer a lot as a receiver.
All Bills running backs combined for 71 receptions, 540 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns in 2022. On his own, Jones had 59 receptions, 395 receiving yards, and five touchdowns.
The Bills’ championship window is open. They have an incredible roster. But to take that next step and reach the Super Bowl, they need to improve at running back.
Adding a player with 5,723 all-purpose yards and 47 total touchdowns over the past four seasons would help.